Cancer researchers have the ability to collect more data on patients in clinical trials than ever before. Analyzing these “big data” sets could provide clues that may help scientists figure out which treatments will work best for a specific cancer patient based on the type of cancer they have and the mutations that are helping it grow.
Below are a collection of articles that can help you learn more about the role big data is expected to play in the next decade of cancer research. We’ve also included a link to the Metastatic Breast Cancer Project, a big data research project to speed the development of new cancer treatments that every person with metastatic breast cancer in the U.S. can join.
- National Cancer Institute: NCI: Bioinformatics, Big Data, and Cancer
- Cancer Today: Big Data: Sharing Information to Improve Care
- Nature Communications: Analyzing Cell Lines Used to Study Metastatic Breast Cancer
- Journal of Clinical Oncology: Susan G. Komen Big Data for Breast Cancer Initiative: How Patient Advocacy Organizations Can Facilitate Using Big Data to Improve Patient Outcomes
- Susan G. Komen: Big Data for Breast Cancer (BD4BC)
- Metastatic Breast Cancer Project: Connecting MBC patients with scientists to study cancer’s genetic and molecular causes