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Big Data Analytics Resource Center Takes Aim at Pediatric Cancer

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will spearhead a big data analytics resource center focused on precision medicine and pediatric cancer research.

The Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) will use a $14.8 million NIH grant to explore the root causes of pediatric cancer and structure birth defects. With the help of a coalition of providers, researchers, and big data analytics experts, the new “Kids First Pediatric Data Resource Center” will leverage a cloud-based database and discovery portal that includes curated clinical and genetic sequencing data from thousands of patients with dozens of different cancers and birth defects.

Source: healthitanalytics.com
Author: Jennifer Bresnick

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