June 26, 2020
OICR’s Genome Informatics team announces international release of the ICGC-ARGO Data Platform, the all-in-one data hub for the largest clinical-genomic data sharing initiative in the world
We’re in the midst of an era of big data that is changing the way we understand the world – including how we study, diagnose and treat cancers.
Improvements in sequencing technology and computational power have allowed us to collect massive amounts of information about cancer patients and their tumours. This information, however, is only powerful if it can be accessed by those who can transform big data into new discoveries.
Over the last decade, OICR’s Genome Informatics has built a reputation for developing robust big data portals that provide cancer data access to thousands of researchers around the world. Now, the Genome Informatics team has set out to do it again – this time with bigger data.Continue reading – Opening the virtual floodgates for cancer research and discovery
August 15, 2017
New data resource centre will help better understand links between birth defects and childhood cancer
Researchers from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research playing major role in the design and development of the new initiative.
Toronto (August 15, 2017) – Children with structural birth defects are at a much higher risk of developing certain types of childhood cancers but scientists currently lack vital information about why this occurs.