Category Archive: NCI Cloud

Mar 07

Democratizing Access to CCG Data: Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilots

By Izumi Hinkson, Ph.D., NCI CBIIT Cancer Informatics Branch In recent years, genomics has been described as a big data science on par with the likes of Twitter, YouTube, and the scientific pursuit of understanding the universe1. These comparisons are certainly not exaggerations, especially considering that genomic data is generated at a rate of 1 zetta-bases …

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Feb 13

Imaging: A Key Component of a Cancer Data Ecosystem

    By Edward Helton, Ph.D., Government Sponsor, CBIIT Clinical Imaging Program, Robert Nordstrom, Ph.D., Branch Chief, Imaging Guided Intervention Branch, and Eve Shalley, Program Manager, NCI CBIIT Cancer Informatics Branch Precision medicine has quickly moved to the forefront of clinical research and practice, and is particularly pertinent to cancer since cancer is a disease of the …

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Jul 20

Cancer Data and Computation in the Cloud: One Path to Affordable Genomics Research

By Gad Getz, Ph.D., Broad Institute / MGH The cost of DNA sequencing has dropped more than one million-fold over the last decade, making it increasingly possible to discover the genetic basis of cancer and response to treatment. Three challenges, however, impede this goal: 1) Analysts lack the resources to download, store and compute on …

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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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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 01

Invitation for Public Comment on Analysis and Data Priorities for the NCI Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilots

Through this blog, we are pleased to provide you with regular updates on the NCI Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilots.  In a recent post, George Komatsoulis discussed the NCI Board of Scientific Advisors’ unanimous approval of the project concept.  He also announced the release of a Sources Sought notice, an opportunity for the technical community to …

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