All the World's a Stage: Facilitating Discovery Science and Improved Cancer Care through the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health

Mark Lawler, Lillian L Siu, Heidi L Rehm, Stephen J Chanock, Gil Alterovitz, John Burn, Fabien Calvo, Denis Lacombe, Bin Tean Teh, Kathryn N North, Charles L Sawyers, Clinical Working Group of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH)

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Abstract

The recent explosion of genetic and clinical data generated from tumor genome analysis presents an unparalleled opportunity to enhance our understanding of cancer, but this opportunity is compromised by the reluctance of many in the scientific community to share datasets and the lack of interoperability between different data platforms. The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health is addressing these barriers and challenges through a cooperative framework that encourages "team science" and responsible data sharing, complemented by the development of a series of application program interfaces that link different data platforms, thus breaking down traditional silos and liberating the data to enable new discoveries and ultimately benefit patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1133-6
Number of pages4
JournalCancer discovery
Volume5
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Nov 2015

Bibliographical note

©2015 American Association for Cancer Research.

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