Posts Tagged ‘cancer research’

Cancer Researcher Using Machine Learning to Fight Cervical Cancer

14239805875_d25785a6f8A recent article in Medical Xpress reports, “Machine learning has been improved by Dr Thomas Wilhelm of the Institute of Food Research, which is strategically funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. Instead of developing one model from the training data, his technique involves developing hundreds of diverse models, and applying these to independent, unseen data, and seeing which models work best in their ability to predict outcomes. This avoids ‘overfitting’ of a model to a specific training data set. The new technique can be applied to many different situations, but Dr Wilhelm applied it to epigenetic data on cervical cancer.” Read more

Semantic Web Could Lead to Breakthroughs in Cancer Research

The Journal of the National Cancer Institute recently published an article discussing how semantic web technologies may be “cancer information’s next step forward.” An excerpt of the article is available here (registration is required to view the full article.) It states, “Already deployed in the U.S. census, the catalog of electronics retailer Best Buy, and Facebook pages, Semantic Web technology could give rise to ‘a killer app that allows the clinical oncologist to access, integrate, and analyze drug and genomics data, medical records, and other cancer-related information to enhance care and efficiency,’ said Kei-Hoi Cheung, Ph.D., an associate professor at the Yale University School of Medicine Center for Medical Informatics.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: DERI Health Care & Life Sciences

The Health Care and Life Sciences (HCLS) department at the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) in Ireland is looking for a Software Developer/Research Assistant to perform research and development tasks in the area of semantic web technologies. The position is a two year temporary position. According to the post, “The DERI HCLS group has embarked on an ambitious European FP7 project which uses semantic web technologies to enable sharing and collaboration between life scientists in cancer chemoprevention. Read more