The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has named two winners of a competition to develop applications that use public data and existing technology to help patients and clinicians prevent, detect, diagnosis or treat cancer.

The winning applications, which each garnered a $20,000 prize, are:

* Ask Dory! from Applied Informatics LLC, combining data from the ClinicalTrials.gov Web site with a decision tree algorithm to help patients find clinical trials; and

* My Cancer Genome from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, which uses data from the National Cancer Institute to give therapeutic options based on an individual patient’s tumor gene mutations.

More information is available at http://dory.trialx.com and MyCancerGenome.org.

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