Meet Karen Ketchum.
She’s fighting cancer with big data.
We all know someone who has experienced cancer. But not everyone understands how it works at a cellular level.
Using big data generated from human genome research, Karen is unlocking cancer’s origin story. She’s learning how cancer cells actually behave and helping to identify what some of the earliest markers of cancer look like. It’s work that means a world of difference to millions of people who will get the disease. Doctors can diagnose it sooner. Researchers can better understand the lifecycle of cancer cells and adapt treatments and therapies. And patients can get a faster start on battling the disease and improve their odds of survival.