Cancer Informatics Headlines and Publications

Forthcoming Changes in NCI's Clinical Trials Program

The Need for Clinical Trials Reform

Clinical trials are pivotal elements in the conversion of scientific discoveries into practical means to prevent and treat cancers. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has supported clinical trials in this country and around the world for more than half a century; clinical trials and the patients who participate in them are integral parts of the National Cancer Program.  In this statement, we outline changes that are now being made in the enterprises that conduct clinical trials under the auspices of NCI.

 
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Circulating tumor DNA: A new generation of cancer biomarkers

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Global Alliance for Genomics & Health

The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (Global Alliance) is an international coalition, formed to enable the sharing of genomic and clinical data. Genomic information offers great potential to inform the understanding of disease, but in order to learn it is often necessary to combine information across diseases, organizations, methods, and even countries. The members of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health are working together to create interoperable approaches to help unlock these potential advancements in medicine and science.

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