Invited keynote talk: Quiet revolution: Connectivity in the cancer research community

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Abstract

Biomedicine in general - and cancer research especially - are moving toward an enhanced understanding of the molecular basis of disease. To realize the benefits of this revolution - earlier detection, more productive drug discovery and development, more individualized patient care - biomedical researchers need to utilize all the new technologies available in basic and clinical research. The National Cancer Institute has developed the caBIGTM initiative (cancer Biomedical Informatics GridTM) to overcome the "silos" and data disconnects that slow cancer research. This voluntary, open-source network is unique in the history of biomedical research. caBIGTM connects scientists and practitioners through a shareable, interoperable infrastructure; provides standard rules, unified architecture, and a common language to share information; and offers free, open-source software tools for collecting, analyzing, integrating, and disseminating information. With that foundation, NCI is fulfilling the vision of a truly connected cancer enterprise across the nation that achieves optimum research productivity for improved clinical outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBioinformatics Research and Applications - Fourth International Symposium, ISBRA 2008, Proceedings
Number of pages1
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 27 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Applications, ISBRA 2008 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: May 6 2008May 9 2008

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4983 LNBI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other4th International Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Applications, ISBRA 2008
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period5/6/085/9/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Buetow, K. (2008). Invited keynote talk: Quiet revolution: Connectivity in the cancer research community. In Bioinformatics Research and Applications - Fourth International Symposium, ISBRA 2008, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4983 LNBI). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-79450-9_26