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Cancer Informatics for Cancer Centers (CI4CC): Building a Community Focused on Sharing Ideas and Best Practices to Improve Cancer Care and Patient Outcomes.

  • Author(s): Barnholtz-Sloan, Jill S
  • Rollison, Dana E
  • Basu, Amrita
  • Borowsky, Alexander D
  • Bui, Alex
  • DiGiovanna, Jack
  • Garcia-Closas, Montserrat
  • Genkinger, Jeanine M
  • Gerke, Travis
  • Induni, Marta
  • Lacey, James V, Jr
  • Mirel, Lisa
  • Permuth, Jennifer B
  • Saltz, Joel
  • Shenkman, Elizabeth A
  • Ulrich, Cornelia M
  • Zheng, W Jim
  • Nadaf, Sorena
  • Kibbe, Warren A
  • et al.
Abstract

Cancer Informatics for Cancer Centers (CI4CC) is a grassroots, nonprofit 501c3 organization intended to provide a focused national forum for engagement of senior cancer informatics leaders, primarily aimed at academic cancer centers anywhere in the world but with a special emphasis on the 70 National Cancer Institute-funded cancer centers. Although each of the participating cancer centers is structured differently, and leaders' titles vary, we know firsthand there are similarities in both the issues we face and the solutions we achieve. As a consortium, we have initiated a dedicated listserv, an open-initiatives program, and targeted biannual face-to-face meetings. These meetings are a place to review our priorities and initiatives, providing a forum for discussion of the strategic and pragmatic issues we, as informatics leaders, individually face at our respective institutions and cancer centers. Here we provide a brief history of the CI4CC organization and meeting highlights from the latest CI4CC meeting that took place in Napa, California from October 14-16, 2019. The focus of this meeting was "intersections between informatics, data science, and population science." We conclude with a discussion on "hot topics" on the horizon for cancer informatics.

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