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publication date: Jun 10, 2016
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ASCO 2016

Biden: "I'd Like to Issue A Challenge to You" 

 

Vice President Joe Biden formally challenged individual organizations and leading initiatives in oncology bioinformatics to interoperate and share data.

Speaking at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago, Biden announced the NCI’s Genomic Data Commons as part of the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative, and urged others to collaborate with NCI.

“There are a number of you working to aggregate that data: [M2Gen’s] ORIEN, [American Association for Cancer Research’s] Project GENIE, QUILT Coalition, including [ASCO’s] CancerLinQ,” Biden said June 6, addressing about 6,000 ASCO attendees. “You’re not going to like this, but imagine if you all worked together.



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