The Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG): An Evolving Community for Cancer Research

  • J. Robert Beck


This chapter describes the Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG®) project, a collaboration among the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and numerous discovery organizations, mostly NCI-designated cancer centers. The rationale for the caBIG® project opens the review, followed by description and analysis of the pilot phase (2004–2007). Changes in caBIG® as it transitions to an enterprise phase are evaluated. The chapter concludes with a review of important papers that either describe caBIG® components or are based on the initiative.


National Cancer Institute Cancer Center Pilot Phase Biomedical Informatics Common Data Element 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fox Chase Cancer CenterPhiladelphiaUSA

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