Connectivity, Interoperability, and Collaboration
A 21st century biomedical system is predicated on the availability of a nationwide, interoperable, interconnected information technology platform that enables information sharing. Translational research and personalized medicine require integration of multiple modalities and dimensions of data, and such integration has largely not yet been achieved in the cancer community. As a result, data are still locked away in incompatible formats and systems.
caBIG® provides free and open access to tools, data, and infrastructure that allow the cancer and greater biomedical research communities to improve their connectivity, collaboration, and interoperability.
Empowering Collaboration across the Cancer Community – Letter from the Director
caBIG® Annual Report 2009 – June 2010
Cancer is a complex and daunting disease. But the greater cancer community—linked through caBIG® technology to make optimum use of a "world of data"—is resolute in striving to accelerate research discoveries and improve patient outcomes.
Enabling the Next Wave of Cancer Research and Care – Letter from the Director
caBIG® Annual Report 2008 – April 2009
The Sequencing of the Human Genome was once called a "race to the starting line." Similarly, the unprecedented caBIG« initiative has now crossed the starting line of a new national highway of connectivity and information exchange that promises to transform biomedicine in cancer and beyond.
Today's Research is Tomorrow's Care
BIO Show Daily – May 20, 2008
Dr. Ken Buetow introduces the Cancer Knowledge Cloud—a caGrid-supported platform enabling remote access to data, analytical tools, and computing power—and describes how initiatives, such as the BIG Health Consortium™ are digitally connecting the biomedical ecosystem.
caBIG«: A Translatable Informatics Platform for 21st Century Biomedicine
Annual Federal Networks Conference – February 15, 2011
Using Informatics to Unite Research and Care: The 21st Century Transformation (video)
2009 caBIG® Annual Meeting – July 23, 2009
Speeding Research and Development through a Collaborative Ecosystem
Collaborative Innovation in Biomedicine Conference – July 22, 2009
Building a 21st Century Biomedical System: The Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG®)
SuperComputing – November 12–21, 2008
Examples from the caBIG« community
caBIG® LINKS – November 2010
Impact of shared knowledge and data diffusion
caBIG® LINKS – April 2010
The growing need for connectivity-enabled healthcare
caBIG® LINKS – November 2009
Bridges to collaborative cancer research
caBIG® LINKS – October 2009
Achieving greater connectivity and interoperability through caBIG®
caBIG® LINKS – November 2007
Increasing collaboration and connectivity across cancer centers, research labs, and hospitals
caBIG® LINKS – September 2007
National Cancer Institute Develops A Research Cloud
InformationWeek – May 12, 2010
InformationWeek highlights caBIG® to make the business case for cloud computing at federal agencies as part of a series of reports focused on government IT practices.
Health data in the raw
Government Health IT – November 6, 2009
Government Health IT reports on www.data.gov, an online clearinghouse for federal data, including healthcare-related information. Dr. Ken Buetow comments on the potential application of such a resource.
GridBriefing: The future of Healthcare – eHealth and Grid Computing
GridTalk – September 2009
Dr. Ken Buetow and other experts discuss the growing role of grid technologies in eHealth, and new opportunities for grid computing in biomedicine.
International Science Grid This Week – July 2009
International Science Grid This Week reports on Dr. Ken Buetow's remarks at the Bio-IT World Conference on his vision of a Cancer Knowledge Cloud—an IT environment designed to foster information connectivity among cancer patients, cancer researchers and clinical care providers. The Cancer Knowledge Cloud is currently under development and will help drive urgently needed change within biomedicine.
Sharing the Wealth of Data
Scientific American – May 2009
Data sharing enables researchers to overcome technical and sociological challenges, but it can have a larger impact by changing the approach to basic research and the business of biotechnology. Dr. Ken Buetow, NCI Associate Director for Bioinformatics and Information Technology discusses the advantages and complexities of sharing scientific data.
Forward-Looking Systems at NCI
Clin Page – July 29, 2008
Clin Page interviewed Dr. Ken Buetow about caBIG® and how it is facilitating collaboration in the field of cancer research.
Connecting the Cancer Community caBIG® Time
Bio-IT World Magazine – July 14, 2008
This Bio-IT World Magazine article discusses caBIG® and how it is providing an interoperable method of connecting disparate health care providers and offering a common language for furthering development of cancer research tools and better patient outcomes.