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More Data is Better – Introducing the Childhood Cancer Data Initiative

The Childhood Cancer Data Initiative (CCDI) is a 10-year, $500 million effort by the National Cancer Institute. CCDI will attempt to gather and link all available clinical, genomic, and epidemiologic data in the United States. These data will then be made available to the research community to accelerate the understanding of childhood cancer causes, cures, and survivorship. CLIC Chair Dr. Logan Spector makes an appearance in CCDI’s debut YouTube video, “Our Vision for the Childhood Cancer Data Initiative”. In his view, “CCDI will be a transformative dataset which will allow researchers to take a 360 degree view of pediatric cancer from birth until long after therapy.” Check out the video here.