Tag: big data

OpenPBTA: A New Collaborative Effort to Accelerate Discoveries Empowered by the Pediatric Brain Tumor Atlas

According to the World Health Organization, over 300,000 children and adolescents under the age of 20 are diagnosed with cancer worldwide each year. In the United States, an average of 1 in every 285 children will develop cancer before the age of 20. While overall progress has been made, both nationally and internationally, brain tumors…

It Takes a Village: How Clinicians, Researchers, and Patient Families Can Collaborate Toward Cures for Childhood Brain Tumors

A Message from the CBTTC Executive Committee Chair As I reflect on the past year – my first as Executive Committee Chair of the Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC) – I am filled with gratitude for the opportunity to serve and support this diverse community of physicians, scientists, patient families and philanthropic supporters, who…

Cavatica featured in Four-Square Clobbers Cancer

Cavatica’s Beta Release A recent article in Four-Square Clobbers Cancer features Cavatica, the cloud-based environment for securely storing, sharing and analyzing large volumes of pediatric brain tumor and genomic data.  Cavatica will ultimately enable doctors, researchers and data scientists to work together to discover better treatments and cures for children diagnosed with pediatric brain tumors.   Additionally, this will allow…

PedcBioPortal Cancer Visualization

    June 6, 2016 Contributing Authors: Pichai Raman,  Angela J Waanders, Sabine Mueller, Adam C Resnick,  and John Maris on behalf of the CBTTC, PNOC and SU2C-St. Baldrick’s Pediatric Cancer Dream Team The pediatric cancer genome is severely under-represented in genomic databases as existing data portals have primarily focused on adult cancers. Furthermore, large-scale data…