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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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Publication update

We are delighted to share the latest publications from our consortium members Bartha M. Knoppers and Mark Phillips from McGill. Lévesque E, Hagan J, Knoppers BM, Simard J. Organizational challenges to equity in the delivery of services within a new personalized risk-based approach to breast cancer screening. New Genetics and Society, 38-59 (2018) https://doi.org/10.1080/14636778.2018.1549477 Abstract […]

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Publication update

We will regularly highlight publications from EUCANCan members and/or with relevance to the issue of efficient analysis, management and sharing of cancer genomic data in this section. EUCANCan consortium member Prof Dr Roland Eils from the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin has contributed to the following publication: Upmeier zu Belzen, J., Bürgel, T., Holderbach, S. et […]

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OmicsXchange – a brandnew podcast published...

The Global Alliance for Genomics & Health (GA4GH) has launched a new podcast, OmicsXchange, which provides insights into the forefront of genomic and clinical data sharing. The first episode, “Science as a Human Right: An Interview with Dr. Bartha Maria Knoppers” was released on International Human Rights Day on 10 December 2019. The guest, Dr. […]

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EUCAN-ELSI Collaboratory Hackathon Meeting on 30...

On 30 August 2019, European and Canadian (EUCAN) policymakers of various EU projects funded under the EUCAN Horizon 2020 call met at the Wellcome Trust Gibbs Building in London to discuss areas of commonality as well as to identify potential synergies and opportunities to share resources. The meeting was co-chaired by the EUCANCan consortium members […]

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GA4GH Connect Meeting

On April 29th, 2019 EUCANCan was officially presented as a new GA4GH Driver Project at the GA4GH Connect meeting held in Hinxton, England. David Torrents, project coordinator, explained how EUCANCan will generate an integrated framework to analize, manage and share oncological genomics data. Click on the EUCANCan poster presentation for more information!

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