Joyce Niland Lab

The Niland Lab is an interdisciplinary center for studies involving high-complexity clinical research data at City of Hope.
The team provides critical 21st century bioinformatics tools that are essential for research involving treating and curing cancer, diabetes and other diseases. Our discovery-based science leverages pooled institutional data such as patients’ electronic medical records, the City of Hope Cancer Registry, and data captured from unstructured dictations and reports via text mining and natural language processing (NLP).
Our role coordinating, mining and analyzing sophisticated data — as well as creating new research methods — advances a range of studies in cancer and diabetes. Our collaborations encompass research exploring patient outcomes, genetic components of disease and biomarkers in tissue samples.