The NCI Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT) provides for the appropriate use of data science, informatics, and IT, exemplifying a commitment to customer service, teamwork, pride, professionalism and resulting in optimal support of the NCI's mission to accelerate the prevention and treatment of cancer.
National Cancer Informatics Program
NCI established the National Cancer Informatics Program (NCIP) within CBIIT as the Institute's primary biomedical-informatics initiative. The NCIP will build on and extend investments that NCI has made during the past two decades to develop the informatics assets and computational approaches needed to support scientific discovery and clinical application in the postgenomics era.
CBIIT Speaker Series
The CBIIT Speaker Series is a bi-weekly knowledge-sharing forum featuring internal and external speakers discussing topics of interest to the biomedical informatics and cancer research communities. Visit the CBIIT Speaker Series Wiki for more details.
Next speaker: April 25, 2018: Dr. Vahan Simoyan, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, George Washington University (presenting onsite at NCI), "Wellness and Health Information Secure Exchange (WHISE): A Scalable Economy for Healthcare Data Markets".
Visit the NCI CBIIT Speaker Series YouTube Playlist to view previous presentations.
- NCI seeks new Director for the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology
- Heading to AACR this week? Visit our AACR page and see what CBIIT is up to
- RFI Released: Input on Development of the NCI Imaging Data Commons
- Advancing a National Cancer Knowledge System
NCI Biomedical Informatics Blog
Check out the latest NCI Informatics blog post! Stephen D Jett, Ph.D., AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, National Cancer Institute, authored the April 5th post: "NCI Requests Input on the Development of an Imaging Data Commons."
CBIIT leadership, staff, and guests from across NCI and the extramural community use this blog to discuss topics relevant to the future direction of NCIP and other NCI-supported research-and-development efforts centered on biomedical informatics and its role in furthering cancer research and care. Such topics include open-source and open-development initiatives, next-generation sequencing, the promulgation of standards to support interoperability, and challenges surrounding the study and analysis of large, complex data collections, most notably data management and integration.