Category Archive: Bioinformatics

May 11

Collaborating Against Cancer: Inter-Agency Pilots

“We are on the cusp of breakthroughs that will save lives, benefit all of humanity. But we have to work together.” Vice President Joe Biden’s words at the American Association for Cancer Research conference resonate as a clear call to action. When we collaborate and share our expertise, the cancer informatics community can bring a …

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May 06

Usable, Collaborative, Reproducible, and Extensible: Four Key Tenets of Cloud Computing

The Seven Bridges Cancer Genomics Cloud (CGC) is one of three pilot systems funded by the National Cancer Institute with the aim of co-localizing massive genomics datasets, like The Cancer Genomics Atlas (TCGA), alongside secure and scalable computational resources for analysis. TCGA comprises multidimensional matched tumor-normal data from over 11,000 patients and 33 cancer types. …

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Apr 25

CI4CC Workshop Addresses Academic Technology Development

To kick off the recent Cancer Informatics for Cancer Centers (CI4CC) Spring Symposium, we had the pleasure of organizing a workshop about “The Role of Academic Technology Development in Cancer Research.” The goal of the workshop was to discuss the role of academic informatics technology in cancer research, with an emphasis on technology developed through …

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Mar 15

NCI Data Catalog: Your One-Stop List for NCI Data

If you aren’t aware of the NCI Data Catalog, you should check it out! The NCI Data Catalog is a consolidated listing of the publicly available data collections produced by NCI initiatives, including The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA) and Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database. The catalog has been …

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Feb 29

Informatics Community Crucial to the Cancer Moonshot

There has been a lot of press in the past couple of months about the “Cancer Moonshot,” first mentioned by Vice President Joe Biden in October 2015, and gaining steam recently with the President’s State of the Union address and an initial recommendation of $1 billion of funding. The White House released a Fact Sheet …

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Feb 01

Cancer Research in the Cloud: The New Normal?

By Ilya Shmulevich, Ph.D., Institute for Systems for Biology   We have all been hearing about the benefits of cloud computing for a long time now. At the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), we believe that 2016 is the year in which a cloud-based approach will truly become “the new normal” for cancer research.  The …

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Jan 06

FY 2017: NCI Looks to the Clouds

As the FY 2017 Annual Plan and Budget Proposal describes, some of the key components of the infrastructure and programs that comprise the National Cancer Program include: 69 NCI-designated Cancer Centers across the country, NCI’s National Clinical Trials Network, NCI Community Oncology Research Program, and the NCI-supported programs that are training today’s cancer research workforce and the workforce of the …

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Aug 20

Three-Dimensional (3D) Printing: A Gateway to Precision Cancer Medicine

Researchers are using 3D printing to gain insights that contribute to advances in basic biomedical research and the development of precision medical therapies by creating 3D models of pathogens, tumors, normal tissues, cells, and biomolecules. Dr. Sriram Subramaniam, principal investigator in the Laboratory of Cell Biology at the NCI Center for Cancer Research (CCR), uses …

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Aug 19

NCIP Hub: Addressing Imaging Community Needs

In his earlier post, Ishwar Chandramouliswaran introduced the objectives of the NCIP Hub, an online resource for research and collaboration in cancer informatics. As a scientific repository, the NCIP Hub can store community-generated data, tools, and other resources. Members can upload tools, conduct analyses, and collaborate, giving researchers the opportunity to engage with and leverage …

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May 12

NCIP Hub: A Platform for Scientific Collaboration, Resource Sharing, and Education

One of the major goals of the NCIP is to help facilitate open innovation and scientific collaboration in the cancer research and informatics community.  To that end, we have undertaken several projects, two of which were the focus of previous NCIP blog posts:  The Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilot, an initiative to democratize access to and …

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