Tag: Data sharing

Nov 08

Shape the Data Sharing Landscape: Make a Difference

Vivian Ota Wang, Deputy Director of NCI's Office of Data Sharing

By: Vivian Ota Wang, Ph.D. Deputy Director, Office of Data Sharing Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology National Cancer Institute Broad and equitable data sharing can be interpreted many ways. For NCI’s Office of Data Sharing, this means balancing the support of exciting science and innovation and the needs of research and participant communities …

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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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Sep 20

The Promise and the Challenge of Deep Learning in Pathology

Lee Cooper's headshot: A man standing in front of trees with a white shirt and black suit jacket on a blue and white background.

By Lee Cooper, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics Emory University School of Medicine Assistant Professor, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University One of the most exciting developments of the past decade has been the success of methods broadly described as deep learning. While the roots …

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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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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

Brandi Davis-Dusenbery, Ph.D.

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

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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Mar 15

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

""Mervi Heiskanen, Ph.D.

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

Warren Kibbe, Ph.D.

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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