Pediatric Cancer Research and the Cloud
One of cloud computing features is the ability to access more computing resource in cost-effective manners; moreover, cloud computing allows organizations to access expensive IT infrastructure without spending a dime building the infrastructure themselves.
In healthcare, especially in the field of medical research, cloud computing plays an important role in helping them to handle large amount of patient data, especially for reporting and analytical purposes. This can lead to better care for patients, as well as allowing medical researchers to discover new treatments – hopefully a cure for cancer.
With regard to pediatric cancer, the cloud can also help to handle complex tasks. One of the rarest pediatric cancers, neuroblastoma, requires unique treatment for each patient. This is resource intensive; the cloud steps in by giving all the researchers need: Resources to manage personalized treatment of each and every patient.
But the cloud changes things out – for the better.
Dell is doing its role in supporting the neuroblastoma research, by developing and donating cloud technology to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium (NMTRC) at the Van Andel Research Institute (VARI).
This cloud infographic will show you how exactly medical research can be done better in the cloud: