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A recent NCI Data Science News article features a Cancer Systems Biology (CSBC) and Human Tumor Atlas Network (HTAN)-funded research: Tool Unlocks Data’s Potential to Learn More About Cell Neighborhoods

A recent NCI Data Science News article features a DCB-funded research: Machine Learning Helps Refine a New Approach for Early Colorectal Cancer Screening

A recent NCI Data Science News article features a DCB-funded research: MuSiCal—A New NCI-Funded Tool for Analyzing Genetic Mutations

A recent NCI Data Science News article features a DCB-related Informatics Technology for Cancer Research (ITCR) Program study: Model Helps Predict Protein’s Immune-Boosting Ability

A recent Cancer Currents Blog features DCB & National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial (NIDCR) supported research and includes a perspective from Phil Daschner, a Program Director in DCB: Scientists Link a Single Type of Bacteria to Colorectal Cancer

A recent NIH Director's Blog features DCB & National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial (NIDCR) supported research: Microbe Normally Found in the Mouth May Drive Progression of Colorectal Cancer

A recent Cancer Currents Blog includes a perspective from Ron Johnson, a Program Director in DCB: Drug Combination May Have Potential for Cancers with TP53 Mutations

A recent Cancer Currents Blog features DCB-supported research and includes perspectives from Joanna Watson and Brunilde Gril, Program Director in DCB: Stress-Induced Immune Changes May Help Cancer Spread

Upcoming Events 

June 20, 2024 (12:30 - 1:30 pm ET)
AI in IO: SITC-NCI Computational Immuno-Oncology Webinar - Opportunities and Implications for Using AI and Digital Pathology
Dr. Anne Martel (University of Toronto) will discuss the benefits and challenges of integrating AI and digital pathologic analyses across the field of immunotherapy in a webinar moderated by Dr. Sandhya Prabhakaran (Moffitt Cancer Center)

June 25, 2024 
Oral Microbiome in Health and Systemic Disease Workshop
This virtual meeting aims to identify gaps in knowledge regarding interactions among oral bacteria, viruses, fungi, and the host to advance research on the oral microbiome's role in health and disease.

June 25 - 27, 2024 
Cancer Prevention Research Conference 
The American Cancer Society, NCI, and Cancer Research UK will will be hosting a conference in Boston to help create a new-look cancer prevention research community and to showcase research to better understand cancer aetiology, risk factors, intervention development and implementation, and health inequalities in cancer prevention. 

June 26 - 28, 2024 
DCB R15 Investigator Workshop
The goal of the workshop is to provide a focused, unique, and interactive platform for DCB R15 investigators. Attendees will have an opportunity to showcase their ongoing research, as well as exchange and explore new ideas.

June 27, 2024 (11:00 - 2:30 pm ET)
Sex and Gender Differences in Cancer Workshop: Population Sciences
This part of an NCI workshop series will discuss gaps in the field, statistical and study design approaches, considerations utilizing “real world data” (including sex vs. gender considerations), and pitfalls in data collection/interpretation.

June 30, 2024 
Application Deadline: HuBMAP From Atlas to Practice Innovation Lab
This HuBMAP Innovation Lab will bring together investigators who are enthusiastic about the convergence and synergies between spatial biology and pathology. Participants will identify opportunities where data and methods developed by spatial biologists can benefit pathologists, and the questions, tools, and measurements that pathologists are most interested in for their diagnostic work. 

July 23, 2024 (11:00 - 12:00 pm ET)
Cancer AI Conversations: AI and Cancer Health Disparities
Drs. Emma Pierson (Cornell University) and Edmondo Robinson (Moffitt Cancer Center) will discuss the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in the field of cancer health disparities during a webinar moderated by Dr. Veronica Rotemberg (MSKCC). 

July 30, 2024 (1:30 - 2:30 pm ET)
AI in IO: SITC-NCI Computational Immuno-Oncology Webinar - Social Determinants of Health with Large/Moderate Language Models on EHR Data
Dr. Danielle Bitterman (DFCI) will discuss new, prospective methods to analyze health record data for social determinant indicators that could help enhance immunotherapy administration and access in a webinar moderated by Dr. Matthew Reilley (University of Virginia)

August 22 - 23, 2024 
NCI Junior Investigator Meeting
This meeting aims to provide opportunities for junior scientists to meet fellow researchers, showcase their work, foster collaborations, and generate synergy between individuals with diverse skills and shared research interests.

August 29, 2024 (2:30 - 3:30 pm ET)
AI in IO: SITC-NCI Computational Immuno-Oncology Webinar - Predicting Early Diagnosis and Response with Multimodal AI
Dr. Anant Madabhushi (Emory University) will share efforts in the development of multimodal Artificial Intelligence (AI) for predicting early diagnosis and response to immunotherapy in a webinar moderated by Dr. Alan Hutson (Roswell Park Cancer Center)

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