Cancer Data Science Pulse

Data Sharing

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.

CBIIT Director Dr. Tony Kerlavage loves data. He also loves to solve puzzles. In this blog, Dr. Kerlavage describes how advances in data and technology are helping us find solutions to some of today’s most pressing cancer-related questions. According to Dr. Kerlavage, there’s no problem too hard to solve and no question that we shouldn’t bother asking.

We love how data science is changing the way we look at the world. In this latest blog, Drs. Kibbe and Almeida discuss why they love data and how scientific methods can help us better understand our natural world, our universe, and ourselves.

To the NCI Cancer Research Data Commons, cloud computing means three words: NCI Cloud Resources. These are real-world examples of making data accessible and available to all cancer researchers. Kicking off the first of a four-part blog series, the NCI Cloud Resources share their origin story and the problems that cloud computing could solve in cancer research.

Data have been the driving force behind a number of important scientific discoveries. In this latest blog, Dr. Jerry Li describes how data helped power technological advances to unravel the human genome. What’s the next big advance? According to Dr. Li, the blending of data and artificial intelligence is the fastest moving area of research and has the potential to once again revolutionize scientific discovery.

Love data? This latest blog continues our look at why data are important to cancer research. Here Emily Boja, Ph.D., Subhashini Jagu, Ph.D., and Eytan Ruppin, M.D., Ph.D., discuss why they love data.

In recognizing the Power of Data and celebrating NCI’s 50th anniversary, we asked Dr. Ned Sharpless what data means to him and the field of cancer research. Read about his past experiences and where he thinks data will take cancer research in the future!

On May 24, CBIIT welcomed Dr. Jill Barnholtz-Sloan as the new associate director for Informatics and Data Science. In this latest Q&A blog, Dr. Barnholtz-Sloan tells a little about herself, including what brought her to CBIIT, what keeps her centered, and what makes her most proud.

Did you ever wonder what goes into making data ready for analysis by researchers around the world? Introducing “Datum.” This single speck of data was conceptualized to show how NCI’s Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology supports cancer research by bringing data to life.

“Count Me In” (CMI) is a unique project that gives patients an opportunity to share their cancer-related data directly with scientists. According to Corrie Painter, associate director of CMI, this is a largely untapped but vital part of data science. Here she describes the project and what it could mean for future research efforts.