ONC Grants $20k to Two Winners of Cancer App Challenge

The Office for the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has awarded $20,000 to each of two winners of an HHS public data and cancer challenge, according to an HHS news release.

ONC launched the challenge, "Using Public Data for Cancer Prevention and Control: From Innovation to Impact," in the summer as part of its Investing in Innovation program. The winners created health IT applications that use public data to help patients and healthcare providers prevent, detect, diagnose and treat cancer.

The two winners are the following:

1. Ask Dory! This application uses data from www.ClinicalTrials.gov to help patients find information about clinical trials for cancer and other diseases.
2. My Cancer Genome. This application provides cancer patients with therapeutic options based on their individual tumor gene mutations. The app uses the National Cancer Institute's physician data query clinical trial registry data set and information on genes being evaluated in therapeutic clinical trials.

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