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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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First international openEHR workshop for genomics

HiGHmed and EUCANCan will jointly, with the Center for Advanced Studies, Research and Development (CRS4) organize the first international openEHR workshop for genomics on the 5th  and 6th of June, 2019 in Cagliari, Italy. The workshop will be hosted by the CRS4. OpenEHR experts will discuss the possibilities, limitations and challenges of genomics openEHR in […]

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EUCANCan has been chosen as one...

Berlin, Feb. 22, 2019 In January, the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) has selected EUCANCan as new Driver Project for 2019, together with six other of the world’s renown genomic data initiatives. GA4GH Driver Projects work collaboratively to advance and pilot GA4GH standards for sharing genomic and health related data. The newly elected […]

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Setting up the European-Canadian Cancer Network:...

Feb 15, 2019 From February 11 to 12, the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) hosted the kickoff meeting for the EUCANCan project (European-Canadian Cancer Network), jointly funded by the Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The goal of this Canada-Europe federated network is the globalization […]

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