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Major grant funds UCSC researchers using big data to predict cancer outcomes
Date:6/17/2013

ld out this enterprise, starting with the first level of data analysis and building up to predictive algorithms for things like patient survival and response to drug treatments."

By establishing a robust pipeline for analysis of cancer genomics data, the BMEG will help researchers discover clinically useful molecular signatures. In addition to their work with TCGA, Stuart and Haussler are involved in several other collaborative cancer genomics projects that will feed into the BMEG. These include the Library of Integrated Network-based Cellular Signatures (LINCS), the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) dream teams, and the I-SPY breast cancer trial. These projects provide a wealth of curated genomic and clinical data that can be used for developing and assessing cancer genomics tools.

The lead architect on the BMEG project at UCSC is Kyle Ellrott, a software developer who worked closely with Stuart and Goldstein to craft the original proposal. Ellrott has been leading the coordination of datasets and results for TCGA's new "Pan-Cancer" project to compare many different forms of cancer. He has broad experience in applying cutting-edge computational tools to cancer genome analysis.


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Contact: Tim Stephens
stephens@ucsc.edu
831-459-2495
University of California - Santa Cruz
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