Joe Flores-Toro, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator
- Center for Biomedical Informatics & Information Technology
- Office of Data Sharing
- Scientific Policy and Program Branch A
As a health scientist administrator in NCI’s Office of Data Sharing, I support data access and sharing efforts, act as a member of the NCI data access committee, and provide program support to large projects such as the Childhood Cancer Data Initiative (CCDI).
Additionally, I sit on a number of working groups and committees, including: the NCI Equity Council Communications and Outreach for Equity Activities (COEA) working group, the Gabriella Miller Kids First working group, the NCCR Metadata working group, the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) data use subgroup, and various CCDI working groups.
Childhood Cancer Data Initiative (CCDI)Develops means to collect and share childhood cancer data to learn from every child with cancer.
Gabriella Miller Kids First Data Access CommitteeGrants researchers access to controlled childhood cancer and structural birth defects data.
NCI Data Access CommitteeReviews requests to access data in the database of Genotypes and Phenotypes.
Pediatric MATCHEnrolls children, teens, and young adults to test precision medicine for childhood cancers.
Modulation of the Chemokine/Chemokine Receptor Axis as a Novel Approach for Glioma Therapy. Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 2020.
Adult Immuno-oncology: Using Past Failures to Inform the Future. Neuro-Oncology, 2020.
In the News
In the NewsIf you’re attending the 2022 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting (either in person or virtual), don’t miss these data science sessions, poster presentations, and the NCI exhibit booth, where you can hear more about our programs and activities!Technological advancements, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, have made open data sharing more complex and put new pressure on existing laws that protect data privacy. This blog examines the privacy processes and policies that are helping address privacy concerns in today’s ever-changing “big data” landscape.NCI offers a broad range of fellowships, enabling us to tap some of the brightest minds in science and technology to further advance scientific discovery. Here, Joseph Flores-Toro, Ph.D., a fellow in the Office of Data Sharing (ODS), describes the path he took in becoming a fellow for CBIIT.
- Ph.D., Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Florida
- B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The Pennsylvania State University
- American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow, NCI
- High School Science Teacher, Chiefland High School (Chiefland, Florida)
- 2021 CBIIT Special Act Award