Big data research reveals new approach to classifying cancer

This is a key paper for both for big data, and for oncology. Although the N isn’t massive (4,000), it illustrates a completely different way of thinking about the classification of neoplasia. Additionally, they demonstrate that this new classification adds to current models predicting survival.
Largest cancer genetic analysis reveals new way of classifying cancer

(Chapel Hill, N.C. – August 7, 2014) – Researchers with The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network have completed the largest, most diverse tumor genetic analysis ever conducted, revealing a new approach to classifying cancers. The work, led by researchers at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and other TCGA sites, not only revamps traditional ideas of how cancers are diagnosed and treated, but could also have a profound impact on the future landscape of drug

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