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Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilots

CBIIT, in collaboration with the Center for Cancer Genomics, is coordinating a program to develop three Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilots to help meet the research community’s needs to access and analyze high quality, large-scale cancer genomic data and associated clinical information. The goal of this effort is to develop an innovative, cost-effective model for computational analysis of biological data and provide broader yet secure access to genomic data that NCI generates. Cloud computing will be a valuable tool to support studies related to the mechanisms of cancer. This capability will be equally valuable to other NCI scientific areas, including clinical trials and other types of patient-focused research.

NCIP Hub

The National Cancer Institute has launched the NCIP Hub to help accelerate innovation in the cancer research community. It is an environment for scientific collaboration where researchers can access a variety of resources shared by other cancer researchers. The NCIP Hub is intended to support a community of members with a shared goal of democratizing access to data, tools, and standards across the cancer research community. Content contributions come from community members and can include seminar presentations, publications, training materials, data, tools, and bookmarks to useful sites and information, as well as discussions on them. Join the NCIP Hub  and  get started.

The NCIP Open-Development Initiative

Wikis

The NCI Wiki hosts individual wikis that document the development of applications, activities of working groups, collaborations, informatics projects, and work in specific domains. Visit the wiki dashboard and select the New Account link to participate. For more information, contact Application Support.

Events

News

  • As part of Vice President Biden’s National Cancer Moonshot Initiative, NCI has launched an online engagement platform to enable the research community and the public to submit cancer research ideas to a Blue Ribbon Panel of scientific experts. To submit your scientific research ideas to the Moonshot Initiative visit: CancerResearchIdeas.cancer.gov. Scientific ideas can also be submitted to or by phone to the Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4-CANCER.

  • Check out the latest NCI Biomedical Informatics blog post! NCI’s Dr. Juli Klemm, Harvard Medical School’s Dr. Andre Fedorov, and University of California Santa Cruz Genomics Institute’s Mary Goldman reflect on the CI4CC workshop about developing academic technology for cancer research. Read more on the NCI Biomedical Informatics Blog

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The NCI Biomedical Informatics Blog

The NCI Biomedical Informatics Blog provides a forum for the exploration of ideas and knowledge sharing across the NCI and throughout the wider biomedical-informatics and cancer-research community.

Topics recently under discussion include potential NCI Cancer Knowledge Clouds; NCIP support for open, community-driven software development; and intramural collaborations being pursued by NCIP staff. For a more complete description, scroll through the running list of topics contained in the left navigation bar.




NCI Biomedical Informatics Blog
CI4CC Workshop Addresses Academic Technology Development

April 25, 2016 - To kick off the recent Cancer Informatics for Cancer Centers (CI4CC) Spring Symposium, we had the pleasure of organizing a workshop about “The Role of Academic Technology Development in Cancer Research.” The goal of the workshop was to discuss the role of academic informatics technology in cancer research, with an emphasis on technology developed through …

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Missing pieces for a cancer-focused learning healthcare system

April 05, 2016 - 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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NCI Data Catalog: Your One-Stop List for NCI Data

March 15, 2016 - 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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Informatics Community Crucial to the Cancer Moonshot

February 29, 2016 - 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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