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Keep up with the latest news from the NCI Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT) and the data science communities.

NCI is looking for cancer researchers, who need access to comparative oncology data sets, to give feedback on the Integrated Canine Data Commons (ICDC) data portal and its tools.

Do you have experience guiding the development of data analytics capabilities and managing the use of intramural and extramural cancer data in a large research organization? If so, consider joining NCI’s Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology as Chief of Data Ecosystems Branch in the Informatics and Data Science Program.

NCI DATA Scholar Dr. Jay G. Ronquillo recently published a study using NIH “All of Us” data and NCI’s Cancer Research Data Commons to better understand pharmacogenomic prescribing and testing patterns across the United States.

The NCI Cancer Research Data Commons has recently added 1,000 new clinical outcome data files for Clinical Proteomic Tumor Atlas Consortium (CPTAC) studies to NCI’s Genomic Data Commons and Proteomic Data Commons.

More than 70,000 CT scans from the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) are now publicly available (no data access request needed). Read more to learn how to access this data through NCI resources.

The NCI Cancer Research Data Commons’ Imaging Data Commons (IDC) has updated to include more features and 16 terabytes of medical imaging data files for cancer researchers and imaging informaticists.

The NCI Genomic Data Commons now has two new projects from studies about the potential health effects of exposure to ionizing radiation from the 1986 accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in northern Ukraine.

CBIIT Director, Dr. Tony Kerlavage, along with NCI staff and a host of experts in childhood cancer research, recently published an article, “Cancer Informatics for Cancer Centers (CI4CC): Scientific Drivers for Informatics, Data Science, and Care in Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer,” in JCO Cancer Clinical Informatics. The article summarizes the Fall 2020 CI4CC Symposium and showcases the scope of initiatives underway to address childhood cancer, with a particular emphasis on how data science and informatics are helping to support these initiatives.

Supplementary proteomics data from the most comprehensive molecular map of lung squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) is available in the NCI Proteomics Data Commons (PDC).

The relaunched monthly CWIG webinar series will invite researchers from across the globe to discuss the latest advancements in cloud computing technologies, workflow, tools, and packages.