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Fighting Cancer with Big Data


“Big data techniques offer a way to analyze data pooled across many patients: their specific disease mutations, biological markers, the treatments, and outcomes — in order to identify unexpected ways that existing therapies can be applied and combined to create personalized treatments that dramatically improve the chances of survival.”

Healthcare’s Resistance to Big Data

The healthcare industry is renowned for its tardiness in entering the big data realm. Invested in archaic IT technology and maintaining a mindset that technological change must progress at a snail’s pace, means that healthcare may be one of the last industries to benefit from what big data can deliver even though it is possibly […]

Researchers Use Machine Learning to Identify Breast Cancer Type


Researchers from the University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services have developed a machine learning classifier algorithm that successfully predicts whether estrogen is sending signals to cancer cells to grow into tumors in the breast.

Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer’s Disease Announces a Big Data Challenge

Global CEO Initiative On Alzheimers Disease

Challenge to be first in a series to crowdsource Alzheimer’s data for new disease insights .

Leveraging High Quality Data to Discover Drugs

Thomson Reuters IPS

The IP & Science Business of Thomson Reuters has announced a strategic initiative with NuMedii. The companies will leverage high-quality data, knowledge and predictive technologies to identify therapeutic candidates with the greatest probability for clinical success.

Articulating Your Clinical Business Intelligence Strategy


There’s an awful lot of talk about the adoption of Big Data technology in the healthcare industry, or the lack thereof. To date, healthcare has been the industry most likely to lag behind in big data. Why? Maybe because it has the most to gain, but also the most to lose if not done properly.

For Healthcare, Analytics is No Longer Optional

At the recent SAS Analytics 2013 conference in Orlando, FL the subject of healthcare was prominent. One of the session presenters, Bob Gladden of CareSource made the assertion that big data analytics is no longer optional in the healthcare industry. Listen in below to a short interview containing some interesting insights.

What Can Hadoop Can Do for Your Big Data Strategy?

SAS Hadoop

For all its agility in handling big data, Hadoop by itself is not a big data strategy.

Free eBook: How Data Science is Transforming Health Care


The health care industry is notorious for lagging behind other prominent industries in the adoption of big data technology. At the same time, few other industries could benefit as much from data science and machine learning as health care. The U.S. ranks 37th out of developed economies in life expectancy and other measures of health, […]

Healthcare to Take Big Leaps in Big Data


Big data is vital to the transformation of healthcare, but this industry is notorious for lagging behind with technology. Insurance Quotes has created a useful infographic that visually captures the growing role that big data will have in transforming the delivery of healthcare. Key highlights include: Big data could generate thousands of data points about […]