Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
Bioinformaticians and biostatisticians are essential to the translational research capacity of the Kids Cancer Alliance. Many cancer research projects generate enormous volumes of data. This requires expert bioinformatics analysis and interpretation to extract meaningful discoveries from the large datasets and prepare the results for publication in the highest quality journals. Apart from providing valuable input into research programs directly, KCA bioinformaticians have been engaging biological research staff in training and mentoring in order to help them build data analysis skills.