Create to Innovate for Cancer Care Hackathon hosted by Center for Future Technologies in Cancer Care at Boston University: Live Blog!

Coverage: This blog will post a progressive description of the hackathon as it evolves!

What: Create to Innovate for Cancer Care is a hack-a-thon hosted by Center for Future Technologies in Cancer Care at Boston University.  It is focused on developing innovative new technologies to solve diagnostic issues related to cancer care. This specific event will involve the development of prototypes, software, and ideas at the event by the participants. The event is aimed towards the research community at large – including students, clinicians and public health practitioners from academia, and industry – to engage a multidisciplinary audience to develop creative healthcare solutions.

Where: Cambridge Innovation Center, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 021422

When: October 5, 2013, 10 am to 10 pm


  1. First Place- $1,000 award with one-year-access to the Alpha Core Lab at Boston University
  2. Second Place- $500 award
  3. Third Place-$250 award

Lena Liu Welcoming Crowd

Lena Liu, Administrative and Alpha Core Research Assistant at the Center for Future Technologies in Cancer Cure, welcoming the hackers

Lena Liu and Microscope

Lena Liu with a microscope


Tasty sandwiches provided by Saus

Jingzhi An, MD/PhD candidate at MIT tells her excitement about the hackathon!

Jennifer M. Joe, MD

Jennifer M. Joe, MD

    My passion is healthcare optimization, whether that is with innovation, making scientific discoveries, or improving delivery. I love bringing people and ideas together and making projects work. With this, medicine exists to improve lives, and I will strive to always help patients and those around me.

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