Tag Archive: Data sharing

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 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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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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Sep 27

NCI’s CPTAC Releases an Openly Accessible Data Set Primed for Multi-omic Integration

On September 4, 2013, NCI’s Clinical Proteomics Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) publicly released proteomic data produced from colorectal tumor samples previously analyzed as part of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) initiative.  This is the first release of proteomic tumor data designed to complement genomic data from the same tumors. Since its launch in 2006, the …

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Aug 28

Reducing Friction: An Update on the NCIP Open Development Initiative

I was fortunate enough to attend the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC) this summer and heard a wonderful talk by Cameron Neylon on “The Role of Open Source and Open Thinking.”  In his talk, he presented a clever equation for calculating the probability of helping someone through an open source project: P (of helping someone) …

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Jun 27

ISA-TAB-Nano Code Fest: Community Building and Coding to Advance Nanotechnology Data Exchange, Bethesda, Maryland, May 9-10, 2013

  “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” — Henry Ford Enabling the meaningful sharing and re-use of data across the research community is critical to the NCI’s mission to convene the community to work cooperatively on addressing the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. Data sharing is facilitated …

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