The Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIGTM): Creating a Platform for Personalized, Molecular Medicine

K. H Buetow
2008 AACR Education book  
Personalized medicine presents the opportunity to address disease at its fundamental molecular basis, embracing the characteristics of each individual. To realize this opportunity, an ecosystem that crosscuts existing boundaries in biomedicine and connects individuals, organizations, and institutions must be created. Such an ecosystem is critically dependent on 21 st century information technology. Th e National Cancer Institute (NCI) is enabling this next generation medical paradigm through
more » ... deployment of the cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid -caBIG TM throughout the cancer community. Th e caBIG TM infrastructure is a model for the personalized medicine IT infrastructure required throughout biomedicine.
doi:10.1158/aacr.edb-08-8150 fatcat:5ecxwd4jubh3pafqa4bimdhuwi