Tag: Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology

Sep 25

NCI’s Office of Data Sharing: Setting a “Gold” Standard for Childhood Cancer

Jaime M. Guidry Auvil headshot (A woman with shoulder length brown hair in a gray suit jacket with a white collar) on a white and blue background

By Jaime M. Guidry Auvil, Ph.D. Director, Office of Data Sharing Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology Dr. Jaime M. Guidry Auvil serves as the director of the newly-launched NCI Office of Data Sharing (ODS). Headquartered at the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology, ODS is creating a comprehensive data sharing vision and …

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Jul 06

Introducing the Data Commons Framework

Author: Robert L. Grossman, Ph. D.

Robert L. Grossman, Ph.D. Frederick H. Rawson Professor Professor of  Medicine and Computer Science Jim and Karen Frank Director,  Center for Translational Data Science (CTDS) University of Chicago For this interview, the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology Communications Team interviewed Dr. Robert L. Grossman of the University of Chicago Center for Data Intensive …

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Apr 05

NCI Requests Input on the Development of an Imaging Data Commons

By Stephen D Jett, Ph.D. AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow National Cancer Institute    In 2016, a Blue Ribbon Panel (BRP) was established, as part of the Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot, to make key recommendations that would support the Moonshot goals of accelerating progress in cancer research and breaking down barriers to developing new …

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Jan 17

Artificial Intelligence in Cancer Diagnostics and Prognostics: Radiologists in the Driver’s Seat

Hugo Aerts, Ph.D.Hugo Aerts, Ph.D.

By Hugo Aerts, Ph.D. Director, Computational Imaging and Bioinformatics Laboratory (CIBL) Associate Professor, Harvard University In the past year, the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in radiology, also called “radiomics,” has been getting a lot of attention, mainly because of the progress Deep Learning (DL) has made from a sub-human performance to performance that is …

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Nov 29

Precision Medicine Inspires HPC

By Eric Stahlberg, Ph.D., Director, High Performance Computing Initiative, Data Science and Information Technology Program, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) The recent weeks have been momentous as the high-performance computing (HPC) community embraced the challenge of precision medicine.  The theme of this year’s leading international supercomputing conference, SC16,  was “HPC Matters” and it …

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Apr 05

Missing pieces for a cancer-focused learning healthcare system

See captionRebecca Crowley Jacobson, M.D., M.S.

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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Dec 02

The Oncology Models Forum

Cheryl Marks, Ph.D.

My previous post highlighted how the imaging community is leveraging NCIP Hub’s capabilities to run its image analysis needs and to collaborate on tool development.  This post discusses how the NCI plans to use NCIP Hub to address the need for robust, reliable translational use of mouse and human-in-mouse models. The NCI established the Mouse …

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Aug 20

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

The RepRap Printer

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

CT scan

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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