CLOUD4CARE

THE FIRST ITALIAN "SCIENTIFIC-BANKING CLOUD" PROJECT.
Cloud4Care
CLOUD4CARE The project devised by SIA - in collaboration with banks Intesa Sanpaolo and UniCredit – places at the disposal of the IRCCS Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri research institute an advanced technology infrastructure consisting of networks and data centers.
WHAT IS IT FOR? The project enables faster and more thorough research on ovarian cancer. Thanks to the infrastructure, it is possible to analyze simultaneously great volumes of data from dozens of patients affected by ovarian cancer and to get the first results within 24 hours (the same analysis performed using traditional methods would take about 50 days).
HOW? CLOUD4CARE permits the bioinformatics team at IRCCS to use an IT and network architecture - normally used by the three partner companies for their normal activities – to analyze data on high capacity processing systems (around 1,000 processors and over 2 terabytes of memory).
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WITH WHAT RESULTS? The results achieved by these studies have enabled an understanding of how the illness evolves and the planning of new therapeutic approaches, especially for those patients who develop resistance.
THE PUBLICATIONS
of 15 December 2016

of 16 June 2016

of 17 January 2016

of 5 May 2015
WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS? IRCCS would like to continue with its research and expand its collaboration with other institutes in Italy, Europe and the United States with the aim of achieving the goals set more rapidly.
THE RESEARCH TEAM Maurizio D'Incalci
Head of the Oncology Department
Head of the Anti-tumor Pharmacology Lab

Luca Beltrame
Anti-tumor Pharmacology Lab
Translational Genomics Unit

Luca Clivio
Oncology Department
Head of the Life Sciences Informatics Lab

Sergio Marchini
Anti-tumor Pharmacology Lab
Head of the Translational Genomics Unit