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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.

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.

Dr. Jill Barnholtz-Sloan will join CBIIT as the new associate director for Informatics and Data Science, overseeing a broad range of programs and initiatives related to data science. She will bring a unique perspective to her work at CBIIT, blending experience as a cancer researcher with skills in leading and implementing complex data management systems.

In 1971, the National Cancer Act was signed into law, creating NCI. Now, 50 years later, NCI celebrates the progress that has been made and the promise of what’s to come.

CBIIT Director Dr. Tony Kerlavage participated in the National Cancer Policy Forum's workshop "Applying Big Data to Address the Social Determinants of Health in Oncology." The proceedings, which were recently published, illustrate how Dr. Kerlavage and other leading experts are working to identify novel ways to collect, curate, analyze, and use social determinants of health (SDOH) data to address health disparities related to cancer research and outcomes.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces Dr. Susan K. Gregurick as Associate Director for Data Science and Director of the NIH Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS).

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) announces Dr. Tony Kerlavage as Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT).