The Web Survey Core (Webcore) was established in 2008. The mission of the Core is to create software applications and provide hardware requirements to allow entry of survey data via the web, particularly with respect to patient-reported outcomes. The work of the Webcore enhances the scientific objectives of the Center's research programs in three ways: 1) MSKCC investigators can use Webcore to improve the efficiency and accuracy of patient-reported outcomes for clinical studies;2) Webcore provides a ready-made interface for research staff data entry for multicenter studies;3) use of Webcore for efficient collection of patient-reported outcomes is now part of routine care in several services, facilitating retrospective, observational research. To date, the Webcore has created over 200 surveys implemented at 84 different sites nationwide. Over 25,000 Individuals have taken a Webcore survey, with a total of 40,000 total surveys taken. The services provided by the Web Survey Core have supported the research of 16 investigators in the past year. During the past grant period the work of the Core has contributed to 41 publications of researchers from 2 research programs. For example, the Webcore was instrumental in a recent R21- supported examination of psychological intervention to improve rehabilitation and decrease stress associated with erectile dysfunction. The Webcore's services were used for patients to report data on psychological and sexual endpoints.

Public Health Relevance

The Webcore creates software applications and provides hardware solutions for the procurement and assessment of patient survey data. Thus this Core provides an essential resource for accurate and efficient data gathering on patient-reported outcomes fundamental to the Center's mission of quality of life care.

National Institute of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
Application #
Study Section
Subcommittee G - Education (NCI)
Program Officer
Shafik, Hasnaa
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
Fiscal Year
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research
New York
United States
Zip Code
Orlow, I; Satagopan, J M; Berwick, M et al. (2015) Genetic factors associated with naevus count and dermoscopic patterns: preliminary results from the Study of Nevi in Children (SONIC). Br J Dermatol 172:1081-9
Carey, Bryce W; Finley, Lydia W S; Cross, Justin R et al. (2015) Intracellular ?-ketoglutarate maintains the pluripotency of embryonic stem cells. Nature 518:413-6
Mosher, C E; Given, B A; Ostroff, J S (2015) Barriers to mental health service use among distressed family caregivers of lung cancer patients. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 24:50-9
Navi, Babak B; Reiner, Anne S; Kamel, Hooman et al. (2015) Association between incident cancer and subsequent stroke. Ann Neurol 77:291-300
Xu, Zhe; Wu, Chaochao; Xie, Fang et al. (2015) Comprehensive quantitative analysis of ovarian and breast cancer tumor peptidomes. J Proteome Res 14:422-33
Xu, Hong; Cheng, Ming; Guo, Hongfen et al. (2015) Retargeting T cells to GD2 pentasaccharide on human tumors using Bispecific humanized antibody. Cancer Immunol Res 3:266-77
Gondo, Tatsuo; Poon, Bing Ying; Matsumoto, Kazuhiro et al. (2015) Clinical role of pathological downgrading after radical prostatectomy in patients with biopsy confirmed Gleason score 3 + 4 prostate cancer. BJU Int 115:81-6
Lu, Zhigang; Xu, Jin; Xu, Mingming et al. (2014) Morphine regulates expression of *-opioid receptor MOR-1A, an intron-retention carboxyl terminal splice variant of the *-opioid receptor (OPRM1) gene via miR-103/miR-107. Mol Pharmacol 85:368-80
Kaittanis, Charalambos; Shaffer, Travis M; Thorek, Daniel L J et al. (2014) Dawn of advanced molecular medicine: nanotechnological advancements in cancer imaging and therapy. Crit Rev Oncog 19:143-76
Das, Sudeep; Thorek, Daniel L J; Grimm, Jan (2014) Cerenkov imaging. Adv Cancer Res 124:213-34

Showing the most recent 10 out of 836 publications