Cancer Data Science Pulse

The Cancer Data Science Pulse blog provides insights on trends, policies, initiatives, and innovation in the data science and cancer research communities from professionals dedicated to building a national cancer data ecosystem that enables new discoveries and reduces the burden of cancer.

Interested in a data science fellowship? Whether you’re considering data science as a career, you’re a new graduate, or you’ve been working in academia or industry for many years, NCI has fellowship opportunities to help you grow your career.

Learn more about new streamlined access to broad-use data sets within the database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP).

In honor of National Lung Cancer Awareness Month, we’re highlighting the “data deets” (details) for the National Lung Screening Trial, a large-scale effort that collected imaging data for more than 53,000 heavy smokers. In this blog, we’ll cover the research that drove this data, specific metrics about the data set, how to access it, and some of the exciting data science projects using the data.

Ever wonder what it’s like to work on a data ecosystem? Meet software engineer Ming Ying, and website specialists Hannah Stogsdill and Ambar Rana, as they describe what it’s like to design, develop, implement, and maintain NCI’s Integrated Canine Data Commons.

As NCI recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, we highlight several data science resources to assist in your breast cancer research.

Do you know how the 2023 NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy will impact your work? If you are seeking NCI funding, this blog is for you. We cover the key policy distinctions, implementation changes, and resources to help you navigate the process.

Looking for ways to visualize your data? We asked data scientists to show us their favorite visualizations. Here, Dr. Alida Palmisano of NCI's Computational and Systems Biology Branch shares her ideas for visualizing complex single-cell RNA sequencing data.

This year’s theme for World Cancer Research Day is “support research to prevent cancer and catch it early.” How can data science drive progress in international cancer research? Check out our NCI resources and learn what we have to support those global research efforts.

Watch our time capsule video to learn about the current status of the field and new technologies that are sure to be important as we embark on the next era of cancer data research.

As NCI recognizes Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September, we highlight a list of data science resources and tools to aid your pediatric cancer research.