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Google Hangout on Air: Cancer Informatics - Expanding Access to Data


*This afternoon, your friendly Seven Bridges Cancer Genomics Cloud team listened in on the NCI’s Google Hangout about the future of the GDC and CGC Pilot projects. For those who didn’t have time, here’s the recap, with a link to the full presentation as well.* On Tuesday, November 10th, the National Cancer Institute held a live, moderated discussion of two major NCI initiatives: the Genomic Data Commons and Genomic Cloud Pilots, of which the CGC from Seven Bridges is one. More than 75 individuals viewed the live stream and submitted questions on Twitter with the tag #AskNCI. Dr. Staudt discussed the Center for Cancer Genomics, which synthesizes structural, functional, and computational genomics and manages the generation and analysis of cancer genomics data to understand how genetics relate to clinical response. Their scope includes [The Cancer Genome Atlas](http://cancergenome.nih.gov/) (TCGA) and [theTherapeutically Applicable Research to Generate Effective Treatments](https://ocg.cancer.gov/programs/target) (TARGET) initiatives. They are also working to organize the data to make it more findable and consumable in the form of the Genomic Data Commons. He underlined the need to “harmonize the data,” a process that includes bringing “all of [the TCGA] data into one place” and “use common bioinformatics pipelines to analyze the data,” which the NCI informatics initiatives are addressing. Dr. Kibbe addressed the need to make genomic data accessible to the community in the form of the cancer cloud pilots. The NCI Cancer Cloud Pilots will provide the community with access to TCGA data, public bioinformatics tools, and visualization tools on a cloud architecture. As the TCGA has petabytes of data, downloading, managing, and analyzing that data is enormously difficult. By integrating data and tools and improving accessibility, the NCI cloud pilots are enabling novel cancer genomic analyses. He went on to announce that two of the cancer cloud pilots, including the Seven Bridges CGC, will go live by January 2016. The full stream is available on YouTube and below: [block:embed] { "html": "<iframe class=\"embedly-embed\" src=\"//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/media.html?src=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fembed%2FWKtPWzdX5MU%3Ffeature%3Doembed&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DWKtPWzdX5MU%26feature%3Dyoutu.be&image=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FWKtPWzdX5MU%2Fhqdefault.jpg&key=02466f963b9b4bb8845a05b53d3235d7&type=text%2Fhtml&schema=youtube\" width=\"854\" height=\"480\" scrolling=\"no\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen></iframe>", "url": "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKtPWzdX5MU&feature=youtu.be", "title": "Google Hangout on Air: Cancer Informatics: Expanding Access to Data", "favicon": "https://s.ytimg.com/yts/img/favicon-vflz7uhzw.ico", "image": "https://i.ytimg.com/vi/WKtPWzdX5MU/hqdefault.jpg" } [/block] **Moderator: ** Anthony Kerlavage, Ph.D., Chief, Cancer Informatics Branch, Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology **Subject Matter Experts:** Louis M. Staudt, M.D., Ph.D., Director Center for Cancer Genomics Warren Kibbe, Ph.D., Director, NCI Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology