Dr. Skip's Medical Peer Review Blog: Medical Collaboration and Cancer Networking

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Medical Collaboration and Cancer Networking

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.

The full story is in Scientific American.

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