National Cancer Institute Discusses How Collaboration Technologies are Helping Find the Cure for Cancer

July 24, 2012 - 0 Comments

At the recent Federal Collaboration User Forum we had an amazing lineup of presentations from both Cisco experts and customers. One of the highlights of the event was the presentation by Todd Cox, lead computer specialist, at the Center for Bioinformatics and Information Technology, National Cancer Institute.

Todd captivated the audience with his presentation, “Finding the Cure through Video.” To support their mission of finding cures for devastating diseases, researchers must be able to share extremely large data sets with remote researchers at other institutions and across the globe. This requires high capacity, high reliability, secure network and the ability to share and collaborate on findings in real-time. After all, time is of the essence in discoverability and bringing to light new research.

Todd showcased how their video solution had a much greater impact than originally expected. Through the video technology they are able to lower travel costs and still enable interactive mentoring sessions with lead scientists and students. They have brought together lead researchers from around the world to work out detailed problems in an hour versus weeks of travel coordination. And finally, they have provided a bridge to working more effectively and utilizing resources that was previously out of reach all together. Through video communication they have created a more collaborative environment and are able to share best practices that bring the possibility of curing diseases closer to everyone.

Todd’s story was recently showcased in a Government Computer News article where he dives further into his deployment and how Cisco collaboration technologies have streamlined communications in his organization that has led to increased efficiency and reduced operational costs.

Find out more about this video solution and the business benefits of having a broad portfolio of technologies that work seamlessly together through an integrated approach.

To see Todd’s presentation from the Federal Collaboration User Forum, visit

Todd was one among many that delivered great presentations and we are looking forward to next year’s event!

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