Dr. Skip's Medical Peer Review Blog: Medical Collaboration and Cancer Networking
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Last week cancer researchers announced plans to create a giant database designed to allow oncologists and scientists to share vital information. Rutgers University, the Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) and IBM are building a computer system allowing doctors and researchers around the globe to tap into the most current developments in cancer treatment and research. The researchers see it as a tool to help doctors tailor the best possible treatments for patients. It also gives researchers the ability to follow the successes and shortcomings of earlier research.