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NASEM’s report on Digital Twins is now available!

“Foundational Research Gaps & Future Directions for Digital Twins,” published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) identifies cross-sector challenges and recommendations to support this potentially transformative approach for biomedical research. Priorities include development of multi-agency collaborations with industry to advance the mathematical, statistical, and computational…



Request for Information: Calling all Researchers and Healthcare Community Contributors

NEW NCI Childhood Cancer Data Initiative (CCDI) Request for Information (RFI) on Electronic Health Record (EHR) data! Responses due using the submission webform by February 29, 2024.  NCI’s CCDI invites participation from all stakeholders across the cancer research and health care community including vendors and developers in understanding information on existing capabilities for automated EHR…



An Interactive, Virtual Micro Lab 

Toward Building a Cancer Patient “Digital Twin”:

A Preview of the July Ideas Lab

View the slide deck from the Cancer Patient Digital Twin Micro Lab held on April 23, 2020, via Zoom.

Watch the opening presentation of the MicroLab.

If you have difficulty watching the video click here to download the opening presentation of the Digital Twin Micro Lab

Download the Digital Twin Micro Lab Breakout Notes.

During the Micro Lab, participants explored some of the following questions:

  • What does a successful digital twin look like?
  • What are the most important first steps to creating a digital twin?
  • What are the intermediary goals toward achieving a digital twin?
  • What are the barriers to creating a digital twin?

What is a Micro Lab? A 60-90 minute, highly interactive virtual event. Unlike webinars which are focused on disseminating information, the Micro Lab facilitates stimulating scientific discussions in smaller, more intimate virtual breakout groups. (including virtual Post-It notes!) NO TRAVEL REQUIRED!

Why did we host a Micro Lab? To bring together cancer researchers, clinicians, biomedical engineers, bioinformaticians, AI researchers, data scientists, computational scientists, and mathematical modelers to begin to determine a roadmap for cutting-edge research that will advance biomedical digital twin technology.

Preview the Digital Twin Ideas Lab: This Micro Lab also offered opportunities to learn more about the NCI-DOE Collaboration 2020 Ideas Lab (July 6-10, 2020), connect with other applicants, and join interactive breakout sessions to explore the next steps required to build a digital twin of an individual cancer patient. 

The July Ideas Lab was an opportunity to determine a roadmap for cutting-edge research to advance the development of digital twin technology for biomedical research. Participants at the Ideas Lab explored, probed, challenged, and refined ideas for research projects that would begin to identify what is needed to move forward.

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Created by Petrina Hollingsworth Last Modified Tue April 26, 2022 8:10 pm by Lynn Borkon