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EUCANCan and ESPACE to host joint...

Is improving your cloud data management skills or learning more about how you can effectively clean data in a data processing pipeline your New Year’s resolution for 2021? In that case, you may consider registering for EUCANCan and ESPACE’s one-day training workshop ”How to use cloud computing efficiently in biomedical research” on January 12, 2021, […]

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EUCANCan and ESPACE host joint webinar...

To give 2021 a bright start, EUCANCan has teamed up with ESPACE, another research project funded under the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme, to host the webinar “New IT approaches in genome analysis” on January 11, 2-5pm CET. The webinar will look at medical IT systems role in industry-academia collaborations in the health care sector. […]

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Recap of EUCANCan’s 1st Health Policy...

This Tuesday, November 3, EUCANCan hosted the webinar “International Data Sharing of Cancer Genomic Data,” moderated by Prof Lincoln Stein from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, scientific Coordinator of EUCANCan’s Canadian branch.  Close to 50 policymakers and members of the scientific community joined the webinar.  Below is a recap of the event, which had […]

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Publication update: Prof Bartha M. Knoppers...

EUCANCan’s consortium is passionate about disseminating its knowledge about opportunities and challenges with sharing health data across countries and research institutions. Prof Bartha M. Knoppers from the McGill University in Montreal, Canada, has been very active in recent months and co-authored two publications. One article, titled Ethical challenges of precision cancer medicine has been published […]

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First-ever EUCANCan community engagement webinar scheduled...

The EUCANCan consortium will be hosting a free webinar titled International Data Sharing of Cancer Genomic Data: Challenges and Opportunities at 3-5 pm CET on November 3, 2020. The EUCANCan consortium is highly committed to strengthening community engagement in the field of healthcare data sharing and management. One way in which the consortium aims to […]

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EUCANCan’s communication team launches joint newsletter...

The members of EUCANCan’s work package 7, Dissemination and Exploitation, work closely with their colleagues in the five other projects that were funded under the same Horizon2020 call, SC1-BHC-05-2018. Today, September 23, the EUCAN Communication & Dissemination Group sent out its first newsletter. The comprehensive update included, among other things, a series of interviews with […]

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After Schrems II: EUCANCan colleagues discuss...

The September edition of the Global Alliance for Genomics & Health’s (GA4GH’s) monthly newsletter, the GDPR Brief, examines the ramifications of the European Court of Justice’s Schrems II judgment on 16 July 2020. The brief focuses primarily on how the new decision can lead to strengthened obligations on anyone transferring data out of the European Economic […]

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18-month check-up: EUCANCan on track to...

Striking the right balance between data sharing and protection is both challenging and highly topical. 18 months into the project, EUCANCan’s Coordinator Prof David Torrents from the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC) reflects on how the consortium is moving the needle on federated sharing of genomic and clinical data across research institutions and countries to improve […]

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EUCANCan Annual Meeting 2020

From April 20 to 22, the EUCANCan consortium held its annual meeting, which was jointly hosted by Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) and Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC). Canadian project coordinator Lincoln Stein (OICR) and Coordinator David Torrents (BSC) chaired the meeting, which was attended by participants from all 18 partner institutions.Due to the travel […]

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EUCANCan consortium members contributing to new...

In its first February Issue of 2020, Nature published the integrative analysis of more than 2,600 whole cancer genomes and their matching normal tissues across 38 tumor types as their cover story “Cancer catalogued”. The groundbreaking analysis is presented in six papers by the Pan-Cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes (PCAWG) consortium. The EUCANCan partners OICR, […]

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