Charity harnesses crowds for cancer research
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Using the web to pool what we already know about cancer treatments is something that Cancer Commons is currently aiming for, but our latest spotting is now harnessing the crowds to help discover what we don't know. ClicktoCure is a minisite set up by Cancer Research UK that hopes to get citizens to help it analyze data from its studies of the disease. Scientists at the charity have been testing treatments on tumor samples and have amassed a dataset that is now ready for analysis. The data consists of cell slides that show how the tumors reacted to the treatments.…
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