COMPUTATIONAL ONCOLOGY LABORATORY
We run a translational research group, focused on clinical applications of computing in medicine and are affiliated with Imperial College London. We focus on mathematical and computational approaches to improving healthcare, particularly translational and clinical applications of these approaches. These include using clinical "big data" to understand clinical outcomes, novel reasoning techniques to better understand clinical trials, computer-enhanced interpretation of imaging and using data from patient-worn sensors and online data collection.
Our work is divided into three main areas:
Big data and Artificial Intelligence
Training, skills & partnerships
We try to change life of patients diagnosed with cancer and their family as best as we can: when they come to have their treatment, once they leave the hospital and after they have finished their treatments thanks to nationally collected NHS data.
People from all over the work join us to combine expertise and knowledge. There are over 9 nationalities present in the laboratory: Chinese, English, French, German, Iranian, Italian, Lithuanian, Malaysian, Polish, Swedish, and counting!
Palliative care, brain tumours, cancer, radiotherapy, argumentation, statistics, programming languages (i.e., Python, Haskell), and artificial intelligence are our main areas of expertise and we love them.
Although some members of the laboratory are clinically trained, we work with people coming from a variety of backgrounds: computer science, mathematics, economics, radiomics, cancer charities, academics, royal colleges.
On average, we welcome six students per year. They stay with us from four to six months and they usually manage to get their work peer-reviewed in conferences and/or journals.
We celebrated our 5 years of existence in 2021! No celebration though.
We welcome four levels of education: Bachelor of science (BSc), Masters (MSc), doctorate (PhD) and junior doctors (e.g., F1, F2).
As of September 2021, three PhD students are currently working on their doctorate.
We are part of two different institutions: the National Healthcare Service (NHS) for the clinical work and Imperial College London for the academic research.
A single team shares all these skills and uniqueness.
Once upon a time, the Computational Oncology Laboratory...
The Computational Oncology Laboratory is created between Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Imperial College London (London, UK) by two people only: a consultant clinical oncologist and a data analyst.
A new PhD student, Mr Dekai Zhang, joins the Lab to work on his Federated Explainable AI project.
Dr Jonathan Gregory, a formal consultant orthopaedic oncological surgeon, is the new addition to our lab as a honorary research fellow.
Novel addition to the Lab! Our fourth PhD student, Miss Qiquan Wang, works on modern statistics and statistical machine learning.
Dr Andrew Ho re-joins us for his MD looking at outcomes in patients with brain metastases.