June is the CRUK Oxford Centre’s Big Data Month
On June 28th the Cancer Research UK Oxford Centre will be holding our annual Symposium. The field of focus for this year’s event is Cancer Big Data and in the run up to this we will be posting a series of articles highlighting Big Data and its role in Oxford’s cancer research efforts. Big data refers to complex, heterogeneous data sets that are used to understand the aetiology and consequences of disease so that we can improve treatment and prevention strategies. Cancer Big Data research covers a spectrum of data sets, from large cohorts with small per patient datasets (e.g. national biobanks such as CKB and UKB) to smaller, data rich cohorts (e.g. S:CORT). Oxford is uniquely placed in hosting and having expertise in analysing a wide range of data and cohort types and specialise in leveraging the different approaches in order to define both public health policy and develop novel personalised medicine strategies.
Big Data research has featured in our coverage of prostate, colorectal, and oesophageal awareness months, find out more below:
- Using Cancer Big Data to Improve Patient Treatment and Stratification
- Using Artificial Intelligence and Deep Machine Learning to Improve Treatment and Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer
- Using Big Data to Understand Biological Pathways of Prostate Cancer Risk Development
- Using Genetic Information to Personalise Treatment
- Using AI to Detect Oesophageal Cancer Earlier