Reference: Global Cancer Project Map Debuts Online
From the San Francisco Business Times:
A team, which includes a nonprofit cofounded by a Stanford University cancer researcher and the federal institute targeting cancer [National Cancer Institute Center for Global Health], has created a map that will help doctors, researchers and government officials in even the poorest countries find ways to better treat patients.
The Global Cancer Project Map is an online database that allows users to search for cancer experts and research projects by country and by cancer type. It initially contains more than 800 projects over six continents, according to the nonprofit Global Oncology Inc. Later this year, said cofounder Dr. Ami Bhatt, an assistant professor of medicine at Stanford, users will be able to upload vetted projects directly to the map.
The map is part of a trend, particularly in cancer research, to open access to clinical trial data and connect researchers across the globe who may be working on the same kinds of projects. Through the site, users then can reach out to principal investigators and program director
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