April Update: Mapping Cancer Markers

The researchers continue to work on a paper about lung 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 run 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 continues to collaborate with some of their clinician colleagues on this paper. They're awaiting additional feedback and data from a few of their collaborators.

Current status of work units

  • Available for download: 772 batches
  • In progress: 1,223 batches (10,624,703 work units)
  • Completed:  73,550 batches
                          1,232 batches in the last 30 days
                         Average of 41batches per day
  • Estimated backlog: 18.8 days


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