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The caBIG program has been retired, and while this website is being maintained temporarily to prevent broken links and provide access to information on the subset of caBIG projects that were transitioned into the new NCIP program, it will be archived in the near future. For information on the NCI's biomedical informatics program, please visit http://ncip.nci.nih.gov.

The information and links on this website are no longer being updated and are provided for reference purposes only.

Welcome to the caBIG® Community Website

The National Cancer Institute launched the cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG®) to create a virtual network of interconnected data, individuals, and organizations that work together to redefine how cancer research is conducted. caBIG® capabilities allow researchers and clinicians to collaborate more effectively so that complex research questions may be asked and answered faster and more effectively than ever before.

Learn about the program at About caBIG®, or access the overview presentation caBIG® Essentials. Learn different ways to adopt and deploy caBIG® at Getting Connected. For recent news, access the caBIG® weekly newsletter,What's BIG This Week. Access information on support and training at Getting Support.


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Announcement: New National Cancer Informatics Program (NCIP)
NCI Director Harold Varmus announces new National Cancer Informatics Program. View the official announcement.

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Announcing the availability of the caBIG® Community Code Resource Directory
The NCI Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT) is pleased to announce the launch of the caBIG® Community Code Resource Directory (https://cabig.nci.nih.gov/community-code/), a resource intended to promote the exchange of community-developed digital capabilities supporting cancer research.  This dynamic directory provides pointers to resources that have been developed in support of local informatics needs which may also be of value to the broader cancer research community.

The launch of the Community Code Resource Directory represents a strengthening of NCI's commitment to a collaborative development ecosystem. This directory will grow quickly to include capabilities across many biomedical domains of importance to the research community, and we encourage you to check back frequently as new resources are added. We also encourage you to suggest code to be added to this resource – you can do so by e-mailing opensource@nci.nih.gov.

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Now Available: Inventory of Digital Information Resources for Researchers
A living inventory has been created to provide the scientific, biomedical informatics and health IT communities with access to data from clinical research, biospecimens, in vivo images, molecular signatures, and population studies of multiple cancer types, as well as nanotechnology applications and reference information.

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New Article: NCCCP Technology Expansion in Support of Community Cancer Care
Today’s community cancer centers seek system integration to provide continuity of care and outcome measurements—tools that will help practitioners improve patient care. NCI’s Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP) supports 30 cancer centers within 22 states in an effort to explore the best methods to enhance access to care, reduce cancer healthcare disparities, improve quality of care, and expand research within the community setting. Click here for the latest online edition of “Oncology Issues” and to learn more about the technology efforts of the NCCCP program, how caBIG® is being used, and the potential implications for the wider oncology community.

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New Article: Informatics and Standards for Nanomedicine Technology
A recent focus article in “Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology,” explores nanotechnology and its impact on medicine and biomedical research, as well as the need for informatics standards in Nanomedicine. To read more about how Nanotechnology has the potential to make medicine more personalized, predictive, and preemptive, click here.

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New Code-a-thon Project Enhances Veterans’ Electronic Medical Records
Representatives from caBIG® (“NCI Team Blue”) took the second place prize at the Health 2.0 Developer Challenge Code-a-thon in DC on June 11. Their work demonstrates how caBIG® capabilities could be deployed to create information value for Veterans – and shows how caBIG® can create value for users with the investment of just one day of coding time. Watch a screencast about NCI Blue, a Hack-A-Thon Project!
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Solving Research Problems: Analyze Mouse Embryonic Stem Cell Transcriptional Profiles
Read a case study to learn more about how Dr. Bradley Merrill of the University of Illinois at Chicago and his lab were able to perform their first gene expression array experiment comparing a mutant mouse embryonic stem cell line to a non-mutant control line using GenePattern, an application supported by the Molecular Analysis Tools Knowledge Center which provides bioinformatics tools for gene expression, proteomic and SNP analysis.
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