An innovative approach to the epidemiology of cancer in an open science framework
people died of cancer
in the next decade :
increase in incidence of cancer
*Source: WHO - World Health Organization
open community dynamics
By providing “the means of innovative research", "sustaining health democracy" and “supporting public policy on data sharing "
1 Understanding cancer distribution in time and space
2 Risks and protective factors in cancer
3 Meta - epidemiology : " Understanding Cancer from the medical literature "
4 Environmental changes and cancer
An open community of highly motivated people that has worked relentlessly with a common goal: developing an innovative approach to epidemiology of cancer by exploiting the potential of data science and big data
Source: Meetup statistics
attendees to events
human exchanges during events (weighted in time)
Meetup "Ethique et Data de santé"
Meetup "Le Traitement des données de santé, enjeux et réalités"
Soirée de lancement du Challenge4Cancer
Meetup "Les modèles d’épidémies sur base de données mobiles"
Meetup "Prédire la survie des cancers du poumon de stade précoce"
Meetup "Open data en cancérologie : un cas pratique"
Bocal #2 "Développer, faire progresser, documenter vos projets"
Meetup "Open data en santé : enjeux et débat"
Meetup Que se cache-t-il derrière cette ère de l'Open (Big Data, Science etc.) ?
RAMP : Rapid Analytics and Model Prototyping
Meetup Analyse des résultats de la RAMP
Bocal Oncologie et épidémiologie
Meetup "Un Google 3.0 du cancer : est-ce possible ?"
Meetup "À la découverte de la data science" + étude de cas oncologie
Meet-up "Premières réalisations de la communauté Epidemium"
Meetup "Méthodes de travail collaboratif 3.0"
RAMP 2 (Rapid Analytics and Model Prototyping)
Meetup & Workshop in writing collaborative scientific articles - with Authorea
Wiki accounts *
Wiki contributions **
* source epidemium wiki provided by mediawiki
** source epidemium wiki provided by mediawiki as changes on a page
That created a knowledge and a team-work methodology whose impact goes well beyond the proposed projects
“As a player in health innovation, Roche’s ambition with Epidemium is to reinvent a new form of cancer epidemiology to turn it into a genuine tool for therapeutic decision-making”
“As an open community laboratory, La Paillasse is convinced that collective intelligence can bring innovative solutions to the great scientific issues of the 21st century”
“The challenge will be to let innovative projects in cancer epidemiology emerge without anticipating their outcomes. This unprecedented level of openness - participants in a project will regularly publish their work on a wiki, freely reusable by anyone, at any time - is what makes Epidemium a unique experience of collective intelligence”
“The alliance of big data and medical concerns is extremely powerful but it must also be rigorously framed by the principles that, for a long time, have prevailed in the practice of medicine. I found it important to be able to take part to this beautiful program with an independent, scientific look, very careful of the various ethical issues”
An open community of volunteers whose efforts and engagement has brought about concrete results
Project team members
Source : Meetup statistics and Epidemium.cc
Full list of projects here
Project Venn : Linking cancer and air pollution through metadata
1 Serious Game
ELSE: Evolutive Life Selection Experience
2 Data Visualization websites
Quantmetry Health: visualizing open health data
Open community means a lot different actors working together driven by a common goal, sharing the same values, and ready to work relentlessly on a voluntary base.
The Epidemium team along with La Paillasse and Roche wish to thank all who have contributed to making Challenge4Cancer a success! First of all, we would like to thank members of the Independent Ethics Committee and the Scientific Committee who did not spare any effort in guiding the Epidemium team in designing, implementing and realizing the Challenge. Our community has particularly appreciated having the committees support in tackling ethical and methodological issues. We would especially like to thank our technical partners for providing resources to our community. Challenge4Cancer would not have succeeded in achieving tangible results without them. Challenge4Cancer is a community, and we therefore wish to acknowledge the values of all the members that shared their projects and demonstrated their engagement and motivation, working relentlessly and voluntarily to improve their projects and to attract new talents. Over a period of six months, we had the opportunity to meet and collaborate with amazing people, who accepted to participate in this ambitious challenge: organizing and animating our events, and presenting their projects. We thank you for your dedication and making this a community-wide success. In short, thank you to all the Epidemium Community and Supporters that took up the challenge of Open Science!