Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre

Andy Sims: Applied Bioinformatics of Cancer 

Research Programme

The ABC group conducts research focused on bringing meaning to ‘data’ – asking the fundamental questions in precision medicine such as, ‘Which biomarkers will accurately identify specific patients that that will benefit from a particular treatment? ‘, and ‘Does more data create more confusion or a better understanding?’

A key theme in the group is data integration, both combining data of the same or similar types to perform meta-analysis and determine the consensus view; as well as bringing together different, but complementary approaches.