Cancer Imaging Informatics Workshop
Cancer Imaging Program
National Cancer Institute
25-27 September 2002
Essential Technologies for Clinical Trials
2002 - 377 pp. 62 figs. Hardcover
John S. Silva, et al.
Springer-Verlag: New York
Areas of concern
Potential consequences of status quo
Who are you?
How does one find a gene of interest and determine that gene's structure? Once the gene has been located on the map, how does one easily examine other genes in that same region? pp 9 - 17
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How does a user find characterized mouse mutants corresponding to human genes? pp 66 - 69
A user has identified an interesting phenotype in a mouse model and has been able to narrow down the critical region for the responsible gene to approximately 0.5 cM. How does one find the mouse genes in this region? pp 70 - 73
Article by Harold Varmus, Genomic Empowerment: the Importance of Public Databases
Quoting: ''...all modern biologists using genomic methods have become dependent on computer science to store, organize, search, manipulate and retrieve the new information. Thus biology has been revolutionized by genomic information and by the methods that permit useful access to it. ''
Special Supplement to Nature Genetics, September 2002 A user's guide to the human genome
Who is here?
|DICOM||CDISC||RSNA / MIRC|
|BIRN||Industry (Many) WEAR|
Federal Agencies (NSF, DOD, NIST, DOE, and especially FDA)
NIH (NCI, CIT, NLM, NCRR, NIA, NINDS, NIBIB, ...)
Academia -- NCI-sponsored Cancer Centers and Cooperative Groups
How was the workshop organized?
What do we want to accomplish?
Friday morning is important!
Selection of speakers
All are world's experts in their respective areas
Many (?most) have never have met, despite strong common interests and potential complementary expertise
Integrative, collaborative, broad vision
All are working at the frontiers of technology and/or cancer imaging applications
... combining neuroscience and informatics research to develop and apply advanced tools and approaches essential for a major advancement in understanding the structure and function of the brain.
Neuroinformatics research is uniquely placed at the intersections of medical and behavioral sciences, biology, physical and mathematical sciences, computer science, and engineering. The synergy from combining these approaches will accelerate scientific and technological progress, resulting in major medical, social, and economic benefits.
Cancer imaging informatics
The Well Population, who are at low risk for disease, are diagnosed as normal by screening; if the results are clearly abnormal, the patient may go right to treatment.
If the result is suspicious, diagnostic imaging tests are performed.
The result may be benign, so the person is well, or malignant, in which case the person is treated.