Biomedical Informatics for Cancer Research: Introduction

  • Michael F. Ochs
  • John T. Casagrande
  • Ramana V. Davuluri


Biomedical informatics encompasses a set of disciplines focused on developing, implementing, and perfecting the use of informatics and computational tools in biomedical research and clinical care. In this volume, we focus on a number of areas crucial to the establishment of state-of-the-art informatics methods and systems to support cancer research. We provide motivation for undertaking such developments and deployments, a quick overview of the field, and hopes for the impact on cancer treatment and survival in this introduction.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael F. Ochs
    • 1
  • John T. Casagrande
  • Ramana V. Davuluri
  1. 1.Division of Oncology Biostatistics and BioinformaticsJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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