May 31, 2016
The Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC) and the Pacific Pediatric
NeuroOncology Consortium (PNOC) conclude Brain Cancer Awareness Month of May
with the announcement of the Beta launch of Cavatica, a new cloud-based environment
for securely storing, sharing and analyzing large volumes of pediatric brain tumor
Cavatica will, for the first time, allow doctors, researchers and data scientists
unparalleled access to pediatric brain tumor genomic data paired with a suite of analysis
tools in a cloud computing environment that enables scalable, faster and more robust
research. Upon its full release, Cavatica will host the largest standardized, integrated,
and quality-controlled genomic database of pediatric brain cancer genomic data.
Working with Seven Bridges, a biomedical data analysis company, the eight CBTTC site
members and 15 member hospitals of PNOC are further fulfilling their commitment
earlier this year to the White House Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) with the launch
of the Beta version of Cavatica being announced today. The Beta release will be open
for subscribed end-user input and will be iteratively enhanced by ongoing
implementation of advanced platform features and deposition of additional data sets
over the coming months. These datasets will include additional pediatric cancer
supporting pan-cancer pediatric data analysis in partnership with additional consortia
including the SU2C-St. Baldrick's Pediatric Cancer Dream Team.
Sign up for access to the Beta release of Cavatica is available for researchers and data
scientists by going to cavatica.org.
For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact the CBTTC at