Big data and the fight against cancer

Being able to understand the way tumors change is crucial in order to distinguish between benign and lethal ones.  A Swedish team have recently created an open-access database that aims to map the various genetic changes a cancer goes through.  The hope is that it will provide insight into patient survival, whilst also supporting the development of new treatments.

The Pathology Atlas is documented in a recently published paper, and aims to highlight the power of big data in changing how medical research is undertaken.

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