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AACR 2014

Bridging big data valley of death that comes before valley of death

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
SAN DIEGO – At the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting, Lynda Chin had a blunt reminder for her audience. "No matter how much data you have," she said, "drugs, tests and devices are the only thing patients will benefit from." At her talk on Big Data and Technology: Transforming Cancer Care and Research, Chin, who is chair of genomic medicine and scientific director of the Institute for Applied Cancer Science of the MD Anderson Cancer Center described her hopes for getting from big data to such drugs, tests and devices.

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