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OHSU teams with Intel to decode the root causes of cancer and other complex diseases
Date:4/22/2013

. Cancer is one of mankind's most complex diseases, with more than 12 million new cases diagnosed worldwide each year. That number will balloon as the world's population ages and individual risk factors multiply.

What makes this health challenge so daunting is that cancer is really a collection of rare diseases. In fact, there are no common cancers. There are only common cancer environments in the body, such as the breast. Genetic abnormalities that cause these tumors manifest differently in each individual and are impacted not only by how mutations interact but the location of the body in which they are occurring. Scientists are also realizing that seemingly innocuous biological structures and proteins in the tumor microenvironment also support the growth of cancer cells, adding still more complexity to the equation.

Even more perplexing, a healthy human body creates millions of mutations. Not all of them in fact, not even most of them are relevant in disease. The scientific challenge is determining, for each individual, which mutations are relevant.

Why Intel and OHSU are coming together

OHSU's genomic analysis and imaging technologies, if combined with adequate computing power, have the potential to illuminate how billions of genetic mutations are interacting in an individual's body over time to create tumors. The promise of Intel's extreme-scale, high-performance computing solutions is the capability to analyze this data at a cost that will eventually allow for clinical applications, and with lower power consumption than alternative technologies.

The collaboration represents a multi-year commitment with many facets, including plans to educate the next generation of scientists and information technology professionals in the all-new field of quantitative bioscience. As advanced technology and life sciences converge in routine health care environments, a new workforce will evolve with training needs that cann
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Contact: Elisa Williams
503-494-8231
Oregon Health & Science University
Source:Eurekalert

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