DataViz + Cancer
Data are only as useful as the insights we can glean from them.
A number of events, supported by the Cancer Moonshot, explored the intersection of data visualization and cancer. These collaborative activities examined how recent advances in interactive media and data visualization can help solve challenges in cancer research.
These inspiring conversations between thought leaders from the Cancer Moonshot and creative visualization experts were followed by cross-disciplinary collaborative discussions on the frontiers of cancer data visualization.
Micro Lab 1 (August 31, 2020): How can game design help patients, clinicians, and researchers understand cancer together?
Micro Lab 2 (September 1, 2020): How can VR and other UX approaches help us visualize cancer complexity?
Micro Lab 3 (September 2, 2020): How can advanced data visualizations help us address challenges in cancer research?
Micro Lab 4 (September 4, 2020): How can interactive media help us implement smarter cancer prevention and control strategies?
Micro Lab 5 (September 9, 2020): How can UX and data sharing help improve care for patients with cancer?
Micro Lab 6 (October 3, 2022): How can interactive media and game design help advance brain cancer research?
Micro Lab 7 (November 3, 2022): How can data visualization, AI, and VR help address challenges in mapping cell biology?
Micro Lab 8 (December 1, 2022): How can data visualization and interactive media advance immuno-oncology?
On November 17, 2022, there was a convergence event for the Cancer Moonshot Seminar Series, NCI Emerging Technologies Seminar Series, and DataViz + Cancer. During the seminar, Dr. Zenep Gumus, Ph.D. (Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai) shared the development of user-friendly tools to enable data visualization for cancer research.
This 2-day interactive symposium on Sept. 24-25, 2020 explored insights and facilitated networking between cancer researchers and data visualization experts. It included a virtual poster session of lightning talks and fostered collaborations for applying data visualization to cancer challenges.
DataViz + Cancer Innovation Labs aimed to generate creative data visualization strategies for cancer research by bringing together interdisciplinary teams (involving game designers, data visualization experts, and cancer researchers) to generate novel ideas for visualizing and design to advance cancer research.
Designing a Better Patient Experience (August 2-6, 2021)
This Innovation Lab aimed to generate creative data visualization and design strategies to address challenges patients have across the spectrum of cancer care.
Teams at the Lab discussed new approaches to patient engagement based on data visualization, user experience, and game design to help patients better understand their health data, build trust with their medical team, and inform care decisions. Participants worked to develop innovative approaches to improve the cancer patient experience.
Visualizing Data in Context for Novel Insights (November 1 – 5, 2021)
This Innovation Lab promoted the development of novel methods for visualizing and interacting with cancer datasets.
Participants during the event addressed challenges of interacting with cancer data in an immersive way that allows for open exploration, manipulation, and discovery. They also discussed how data visualization and game design techniques from outside cancer research can help users interact with information in unique and useful ways. Teams worked to develop innovative approaches related to imaging and data visualization in the context of cancer research.
Social Media about DataViz + Cancer
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Contacts for DataViz + Cancer
For additional information about DataViz + Cancer events, please contact Dr. Dave Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr. Jennifer Couch (email@example.com), or Dr. Tony Dickherber (firstname.lastname@example.org).