Development of interactive exploration and analysis apps for cancer genomics


To develop web-based tools (apps) for analysis of cancer genomic data

Anticipated Impact: 

Advanced understanding of tumor biology, new scientific discoveries, and, in the long term, improved personalized treatment of cancer


Cancer researchers and clinicians are increasingly sequencing cancer genomes to characterize tumors, stratify patients, and provide targeted personalized therapies. However, intuitive integrated tools are not readily available to researchers or clinicians for cancer genome interpretation. To meet this need, the grant team will develop and release, through a new company, interactive web-based tools (apps) that will allow users to analyze and explore their genomic data in the context of larger databases of cancer molecular, clinical, and genomic information. The apps are anticipated to accelerate new discoveries in the areas of cancer research and treatment, thus improving health and health care in Washington and beyond.

Medical Genetics/Genomics

Grant Update

Principal Investigator:
Ilya Shmulevich
Grantee Organization:
Institute for Systems Biology
Grant Title:
Development of interactive exploration and analysis apps for cancer genomics
Grant Cohort and Year:
2013 Proof of Concept (03)
Grant Period:
02/01/2014 - 01/31/2016 (Completed)
Grant Amount:
This proof of concept grant has funded the development of a web-based genomics research application that enables interactive analysis, exploration, and collaboration for public and private data sets.

Impact in Washington

Location of LSDF Grantee
Locations of Collaborations/Areas of Impact

Legislative Districts:
11, 34, 36, 37, 43, 46

Health Impacts

Medical Genetics/Genomics