We live in a time when it is widely recognized that scientific collaborations across traditional disciplines can yield exponential gains through synergy. Cancer research is currently benefiting from advances in many fields, including biology (genomics and proteomics), physical chemistry (mass spectrometry and radio imaging), computer science and biostatistics (machine learning, artificial intelligence), and many others. Medical informatics is a field nearly as wide that includes patient information systems and related critical components of information management in the information age.
Bioinformatics and computational biology appear to play a central role at each nexus, in part because novel technologies lead to immense leaps in the amount and granularity of data from patients and patient samples.
The aim of Cancer Informatics is to provide open access to peer-reviewed high quality manuscripts reporting bioinformatic analysis of molecular genetic and/or clinical data pertaining to human cancer risk, prevention, outcome or treatment response.
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