Understanding Precision Medicine Through the NIH All of Us Research Program and the NCI Cancer Research Data Commons
Those attending the 2021 Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics Symposium can learn more from NIH Data Scholar Dr. Jay Ronquillo, as he shares his findings on applying existing NIH and NCI resources to drive precision medicine for cancer patients.
As he will discuss, Dr. Ronquillo built a bioinformatics pipeline to map cancer-specific data from NIH’s All of Us data set to cancer-related definitions from the NCI Cancer Research Data Commons. Through this connection, Dr. Ronquillo was able to assess the likelihood of extracting cancer research data and analyzing it across distinct resources, demonstrating that cancer researchers could leverage pipelines to create large, meaningful genomic data sets for precision medicine studies. With the growing number of efforts to collect and sequence cancer patients, recognizing the gaps technology can fill to equip clinicians and biomedical researchers with new information for targeted therapies is a critical step in making precision medicine a reality.
Dr. Ronquillo’s presentation will be included in the Collaborator Showcase starting at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday, September 14.
Dr. Jay Ronquillo is a 2021 NIH Data Scholar for the NCI Cancer Research Data Commons.