By Daniel Sullivan, Duke University Medical Center; Roderic Pettigrew, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering; Richard Cavanagh, National Institute of Standards and Technology; and Shadi Mamaghani, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Among the Cancer Moonshot initiative goals are unleashing the power of data and enhancing data sharing. Efforts to facilitate and promote data sharing are crucial to both researchers and clinicians. With improved sharing of datasets, researchers can speed scientific discovery and the development of effective treatments and diagnostics; care providers can improve diagnosis, treatment, and ultimately health outcomes. Medical imaging plays a central role in cancer treatment and research: each year in the United States, about 23 million computed tomography (CT) scans and 1.6 …

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