Application of informatics in cancer research and clinical practice: Opportunities and challenges

In the age of “big data,” appropriately implemented informatics solutions have become more important than ever. This has become particularly important to the world of cancer research and the weighty analyses of “the genome, epigenome, transcriptome, proteome, metabolome, and microbiome” of individuals. In this 2022 journal article by Hong et al., a review of the current state of cancer informatics is presented, addressing not only current informatics-supported applications but also challenges, opportunities, and future likelihoods. The authors conclude that not only “clinical oncology and research are reaping the benefits of informatics,” but also that “with the further development of convenient and intelligent tools, informatics will enable earlier cancer detection, more precise cancer treatment, and better outcomes.”

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