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All the World's a Stage: Facilitating Discovery Science and Improved Cancer Care through the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health

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The recent explosion of genetic and clinical data generated from tumor genome analysis presents an unparalleled opportunity to enhance our understanding of cancer, but this opportunity is compromised by the reluctance of many in the scientific community to share datasets and the lack of interoperability between different data platforms. The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health is addressing these barriers and challenges through a cooperative framework that encourages "team science" and responsible data sharing, complemented by the development of a series of application program interfaces that link different data platforms, thus breaking down traditional silos and liberating the data to enable new discoveries and ultimately benefit patients. (C)2015 AACR.

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Author(s): Lawler M, Siu LL, Rehm HL, Chanock SJ, Alterovitz G, Burn J, Calvo F, Lacombe D, Teh BT, North KN, Sawyers CL, Global Alliance Genomics Hlth GA4G

Publication type: Editorial

Publication status: Published

Journal: Cancer Discovery

Year: 2015

Volume: 5

Issue: 11

Pages: 1133-1136

Print publication date: 01/11/2015

Online publication date: 02/11/2015

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

ISSN (print): 2159-8274

ISSN (electronic): 2159-8290

Publisher: American Association for Cancer Research


DOI: 10.1158/2159-8290.CD-15-0821