January/February Update: Mapping Cancer Markers

Work continues on a paper about lung cancer markers.

Members of the Jurisica Lab, the researchers behind Mapping Cancer Markers


Mapping Cancer Markers aims to identify the markers associated with various types of cancer. The project is analyzing millions of data points collected from thousands of healthy and cancerous patient tissue samples. These include tissues with lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and sarcoma.

So far, the project has finished running data for lung cancer and ovarian cancer markers on World Community Grid. The researchers are now studying markers for sarcoma, which is a group of cancers that start in bone, muscle, or other tissue. You can read more about the research team's findings to-date here.

Paper on lung cancer markers

The research team is beginning to finalize a draft of their paper, and they continue to work on it with some of their clinician colleagues.

Current status of work units

  • Available for download: 654 batches
  • In progress: 1,175 batches (10,062,542 work units)
  • Completed:  69,806 batches
                         1,186 batches in the last 30 days
                         Average of 39.53 batches per day
  • Estimated backlog: 16.5 days


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