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Bioinformatics Training and Education Program

january, 2021

27jan11:00 am12:00 pmNCI’s New Cancer Moonshot℠ Biobank WebsiteNCI CBIIT Data Science Seminar Series


Event Details

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Esmeralda Casas-Silva, Ph.D.; Veena Gopalakrishnan, Ph.D.; Helen Moore, Ph.D.; Claire Blaustein
National Cancer Institute

NCI’s Cancer Moonshot℠ Biobank will engage diverse participants with advanced cancers to create a longitudinal collection of biospecimens and clinical data supporting research on treatment resistance and sensitivity. The Biobank has created a patient-and-provider engagement website with public-facing content as well as secure sign-in for participants and providers to access their biomarker reports, signed consent forms, and other resources. The website has integration points with the Oncology Patient Enrollment Network (OPEN) and clinical laboratories.
This webinar will introduce the website and highlight approaches, functionalities, IT challenges, and lessons learned. The Moonshot Biobank participant-and-provider website may serve as an archetype within NCI for new participant engagement efforts. Visit the website at

About the Data Science Seminar Series
The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT) Data Science Seminar Series presents talks from innovators in the data science and cancer research communities.
To view upcoming speakers or view recordings for past presentations, visit Data Science Seminar Series. Follow the conversation @NCIDataSci and #DataSciSeminar. For more information about NCI’s Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT) visit:
Individuals with disabilities who need sign language interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Eve Shalley (240-276-5194,, and/or the Federal TTY Relay number (1-800-877-8339) at least 5 days in advance of the event.


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