Big data in basic and translational cancer research
Historically, the primary focus of cancer research has been molecular and clinical studies of a few essential pathways and genes. Recent years have seen the rapid accumulation of large-scale cancer omics data catalysed by breakthroughs in high-throughput technologies. This fast data growth has given rise to an evolving concept of ‘big data’ in cancer, whose analysis demands large computational resources and can potentially bring novel insights into essential questions.
Big data in basic and translational cancer research | Nature Reviews Cancer