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Today, Intel and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) announced a strategic collaboration to use high-performance computing technologies in fighting cancer. While analyzing the individual human genome and finding the root cause of a patient’s disease is possible today, detecting patterns based on hundreds of thousands of cases that would allow cancer treatment for every patient even before it shows its presence requires massive amounts of both data and compute capacity. Eric Dishman, general manager of Intel’s Health Strategy and Solutions group, discusses the Intel-OHSU collaboration in his blog while Gans Srinivasa, senior principal engineer at Intel, is working to find an answer to whether next-generation computing may lead to precise cancer treatments. Dr. Joe Gray from OHSU also provides his view on how extreme scale computing may help to explore solutions for the most challenging problems in delivering personalized medicine to treat complex diseases.

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