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May 5, 2009 • Volume 6 / Number 9

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Special Issue: Bioinformatics

COMMENTARY

Computers from the 1960s

Director's Update: Enabling the Evolution of Oncology

Radio transripts from the 1960s reveal how a relatively new technology, the computer, had begun to alter research and the practice of medicine. "We have made extensive use [of computers] so far, but I think much more lies in the future," said then NCI Director Dr. Carl G Baker during one such interview. "Massive amounts of information accumulate very rapidly." Read more > >

A Conversation with...Dr. Kenneth Buetow

The director of NCI's Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology talks about caBIG®, which provides bioinformatics infrastructure and a portfolio of more than 40 tools that enable organizations and individual researchers to securely share biomedical data. Read more > >

caBIG® Tools and the 21st Century Biomedical Paradigm

This diagram illustrates how the tools that have been developed through NCI's caBIG® project will enable the seamless integration of data from bench to bedside, making cancer research and patient treatment more efficient, and realizing the benefits of personalized medicine.

NEWS

Recovery Act Boosts Bioinformatics

Top federal health information technology officials are predicting that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will help push development and adoption of health IT and interconnectivity to dramatically new levels over the coming years. Read more > >

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  • Notes

    • New HHS Secretary Sworn In
    • NCI's Lowy Elected to NAS
    • NCI's Ross Wins 2009 Kretchmer Award
    • CCR Eminent Lecture Series Features Dr. Andrew Fire
    • Telephone Workshop Series for Cancer Survivors
    • DCLG Accepting Nominations
    • NCI to Highlight Translational Research Resources at 2009 BIO International Convention

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