How Could Big Data Change Oncology?

Apps that help oncologists identify which tests should be considered for tumor molecular analysis and how to use the results of those tests to evaluate therapy options are now available.

The power to access and analyze enormous datasets has the potential to improve our ability to anticipate and treat illnesses. In a recent Forbes article, Dwayne Spradlin, CEO of the nonprofit Health Data Consortium, articulates this view, with reporter Natalie Burg adding that these datasets can help recognize individuals who are at risk for serious health problems.

Author: Thomas R. Mika


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