IBM's John Gordon recently talked about the idea of “big data” and what it can offer the health care world. Gordon also discussed a Nordic drilling company that uses blue mussels to detect leaks in their pipes and pumps because mussels close if their surroundings have been contaminated. Lessons can be learned from big data and blue mussels that could have an impact on the progress made to end cancer. Using patient feedback as the next form of big data and having a mussel-inspired problem alert system could have a meaningful impact on the future of cancer. For the full story, visit the LIVESTRONG blog.