Category Archive: Speaker Series

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 05

Missing pieces for a cancer-focused learning healthcare system

We are in a time of transformation in cancer informatics. Many years of work to make The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) data more widely available through Cloud Pilot implementations will come to fruition in the next few months. At the same time new programs, such as the National Cancer Moonshot and the Personalized Medicine Initiative, …

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Aug 15

Ephemeral Images, Indelible Data: The Promises and Challenges of Digital Imaging as Applied to Pathology

  Those of us working in biomedical informatics are well aware that one of our omnipresent challenges is overcoming the disparity between our capacity to use high-throughput research technologies to produce huge quantities of data, which is now very high, and our practical ability to store, aggregate, analyze, and integrate the resulting mountains of heterogeneous …

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Aug 03

Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) Bioinformatics

Word Cloud for Ying Xiao imaging presentation

The NCI-supported Cooperative Groups conduct national- and international-scale multicenter clinical trials.  They face escalating computational challenges as the amount of clinical trials data generated by a multiplicity of research technologies and clinical observations continues to expand. As part of our ongoing Speaker Series, we recently invited Dr. Ying Xiao to discuss informatics initiatives being undertaken …

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Jul 17

G-DOC: Enabling Systems Medicine Through Innovations in Informatics

These are exciting times for cancer research.  The rapid evolution and decreasing cost of omics technologies provide unprecedented opportunities to improve individual patient diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.  To fully realize this goal, however, requires integrating and analyzing data from the laboratory and the clinic in a way that is meaningful and useful to health-care providers.  …

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