Delivering the promise of big data to breast cancer patients.

Using Big Data to Save Lives

Big data holds great promise for advancing research and improving breast cancer patient care and outcomes. With its Big Data for Breast Cancer (BD4BC) initiative, Komen will leverage big data, the integration of data across sources, to fuel scientific discoveries and accelerate the delivery of equitable, patient-focused care and save lives.

Empowering the Public

Komen’s BD4BC initiative will empower breast cancer patients, advocates and the public with the information and tools to make data sharing understandable and easy to do.

Curriculum designed by Komen for patient advocates that provides participants with a broad overview of big data and the knowledge needed to empower them to advocate for data sharing and participate in the data science research process.

Series of articles, newsletters, how-to's, lists of resources developed by Komen to communicate about big data and the BD4BC initiative.

Addressing Challenges

Programs within Komen’s BD4BC Initiative will address some of the challenges of incorporating big data applications into breast cancer research and clinical care.

Convening with stakeholder and big data experts to share progress on our initiative and strategize current and new partnerships to accelerate innovation.

Designed to stimulate collaborations between data scientists, breast cancer researchers and oncologists, and begin creating a workforce that understands both data science and breast cancer biology.

Bringing together students, oncologists, breast cancer researchers, data scientists and advocates to develop new data science approaches and tools to address immediate needs or outstanding challenges in the fight against breast cancer.

Funding Data Science Projects

Komen will continue to fund breakthrough research through its BD4BC Initiative by supporting data science projects that will improve breast cancer outcomes and save lives.

Sponsors & Supporters

Founding member

Patient Education program Sponsors

Breast Cancer Hackathon Challenge 2023 Sponsor

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