October 27, 2016

$800K in research awards aim to address data science

Four research teams from the University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, including DCMB faculty member Kayvan Najarian, are sharing $800,000 in awards to study depression, electric vehicles, urban green space and bone cancer.

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Establishment of Metabolomic-based Osteosarcoma Prognostic Model Using Non-Convex Kernel Models

Principal investigators: Kayvan Najarian, associate professor of computational medicine and bioinformatics, emergency medicine, and electrical engineering and computer science, U-M; Yingqi Hua, associate investigator, Shanghai General Hospital, SJTU

Summary: Osteosarcoma is the most common primary bone malignancy and most genomically complex cancer. Its five-year survival has remained unchanged in the past 30 years, and early occurrence of pulmonary metastasis is the main challenge for patients to be cured. This project aims at establishing a prognostic predictive model using machine learning in osteosarcoma metabolomics. This model will be potentially useful for providing adjuvant information to stratify osteosarcoma patients and subsequently to guide clinical decision.

Kayvan Najarian, Ph.D.

Kayvan Najarian, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
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