EU/GL: eHealth Monthly Focus on Advancing Clinico-Genomic Clinical Trials on Cancer (ACGT)

Published on: 17/11/2010
Last update: 08/12/2010

Description (short summary): Information arising from post-genomics research, and combined genetic and clinical trials on one hand, and advances from high-performance computing and informatics on the other is rapidly providing the medical and scientific community with new insights, answers and capabilities. The breadth and depth of information already available in the research community at large, present an enormous opportunity for improving our ability to reduce mortality from cancer, improve therapies and meet the demanding individualisation of care needs. A critical set of challenges, however, currently inhibit the capacity to harvest these opportunities.

ACGT has been an Integrated Project (IP) funded in the 6th Framework Programme of the European Commission under the Action Line ‘Integrated biomedical information for better health’. Its high level objective has been the development of methods and systems for improved medical knowledge discovery and understanding through integration of biomedical information (e.g. using modeling, visualisation, data mining and grid technologies).

Number of pages: 2

Nature of documentation: Booklet


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