Delivering on the promise of Big Data

Using Big Data effectively will allow us to answer key questions for cancer research and treatment, but there are challenges. The ICR’s Dr Eva Sharpe finds out more.

Earlier this week, Dr Bissan Al-Lazikani, Head of Data Science here at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, addressed the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee about how we use data in the fight against cancer. She revealed how Big Data was creating new opportunities for drug discovery as well as informing the way we treat patients – leading to better cures with fewer side effects.

Author: Eva Sharpe


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