On Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Dr. Louis M. Staudt, M.D., Ph.D., Director of NCI’s Center for Cancer Genomics, and Dr. Warren Kibbe, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT) held a live discussion moderated by Anthony Kerlavage, Ph.D., Chief of the CBIIT Center for Cancer Informatics Branch. In the Google Hangout on Air, titled “Cancer Informatics: Expanding Access to Data,” Drs. Staudt and Kibbe discuss the NCI’s major initiatives to improve both the accessibility and usability of cancer genomics data. Top among the NCI’s priorities are the Genomic Data Commons, a service that will bring together and harmonize cancer genomic data sets from NCI programs like TCGA and TARGET as well as from non-NCI data submitters, and the Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilots, cloud computing infrastructure that will co-locate secure data access with computational capacity and analysis tools to democratize access to genomic data for the cancer research community.
Watch the Google Hangout with Drs. Staudt and Kibbe to learn more about the NCI’s initiatives below: