Cancer Research Informatics and Services (CRIS) is a medical informatics core that provided data, data systems, software and analytics support to 46 investigators across all 5 programs within the VCU Massey Cancer Center (MCC) in the past year. Users include clinical, cancer prevention and control, and laboratory researchers. CRIS is closely integrated with and routinely supports the Tissue and Data Acquisition and Analysis Core (TDAAC) and the clinical trials enterprise. Services include: data integration, custom data set construction, preparatory to research requests, custom/standardized report and data set generation used in cohort discovery, grant submission and clinical annotation. The tools used to perform these services include the MCC Information System (MCCIS), the Automated Cancer Extraction (ACE) application, the Clinical Trials Eligibility Database (CTED), and the clinical trials data management system (Oncore?). MCCIS, ACE, and CTED were designed and developed at VCU to fill unmet gaps in informatics support to MCC researchers. These components represent highly innovative functional tools designed for inter-operability and based on community standards with extensibility and scalability, with patient security and confidentiality a strong development consideration. CRIS data used to support researchers consist of linked electronic clinical sources on all patients within the VCU Health System (VCUHS). These source data are maintained in a linked, annotated Universal Data Store (UDS) integrated with the other tools that may be downloaded either as source documents (e.g., surgical pathology reports) or as specific datasets-designed and developed by core personnel to answer specific research questions. The ACE application processes and screens data to identify and monitor cancer patients for the hospital cancer registry and annotation services. CTED directly supports clinical research by serving as the tracking system and primary data repository for patients evaluated for clinical trials. A recent, novel functional enhancement is the CTED Automatching Tool, which automatically provides preparatory to research screening of the data against eligibility requirements for specific studies and sends the results to research staff. CRIS has enhanced its functionality and its usage in the past 2 years. It has provided support for 22 funded grants totaling >$6 million dollars, supported 67 publications and 12 submitted research applications. The core will continue this trajectory by further extension of CTED functionality, expanding the integration of Oncore? with CTED, and increasing the level of analytic and data systems support to the MCC research community.

Public Health Relevance

Cancer Research Informatics and Services provides a variety of software tools to facilitate the clinical research of MCC investigators. These tools automate the storage, extraction, and analysis of patient information from a variety of sources.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Type
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
5P30CA016059-32
Application #
8559560
Study Section
Subcommittee G - Education (NCI)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2013-05-01
Budget End
2014-04-30
Support Year
32
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$48,136
Indirect Cost
Name
Virginia Commonwealth University
Department
Type
DUNS #
105300446
City
Richmond
State
VA
Country
United States
Zip Code
23298
Ginder, Gordon D (2015) Epigenetic regulation of fetal globin gene expression in adult erythroid cells. Transl Res 165:115-25
Chen, Shuang; Zhang, Yu; Zhou, Liang et al. (2014) A Bim-targeting strategy overcomes adaptive bortezomib resistance in myeloma through a novel link between autophagy and apoptosis. Blood 124:2687-97
Youniss, Fatma M; Sundaresan, Gobalakrishnan; Graham, Laura J et al. (2014) Near-infrared imaging of adoptive immune cell therapy in breast cancer model using cell membrane labeling. PLoS One 9:e109162
Teves, Maria E; Sears, Patrick R; Li, Wei et al. (2014) Sperm-associated antigen 6 (SPAG6) deficiency and defects in ciliogenesis and cilia function: polarity, density, and beat. PLoS One 9:e107271
Bie, Jinghua; Wang, Jing; Yuan, Quan et al. (2014) Liver-specific transgenic expression of cholesteryl ester hydrolase reduces atherosclerosis in Ldlr-/- mice. J Lipid Res 55:729-38
Teramachi, Jumpei; Zhou, Hua; Subler, Mark A et al. (2014) Increased IL-6 expression in osteoclasts is necessary but not sufficient for the development of Paget's disease of bone. J Bone Miner Res 29:1456-65
Nakagawa, Akito; Lui, Francine E; Wassaf, Dina et al. (2014) Identification of a small molecule that increases hemoglobin oxygen affinity and reduces SS erythrocyte sickling. ACS Chem Biol 9:2318-25
Sarkar, S; Azab, B; Quinn, B A et al. (2014) Chemoprevention gene therapy (CGT) of pancreatic cancer using perillyl alcohol and a novel chimeric serotype cancer terminator virus. Curr Mol Med 14:125-40
Dhall, Sandeep; Do, Danh; Garcia, Monika et al. (2014) A novel model of chronic wounds: importance of redox imbalance and biofilm-forming bacteria for establishment of chronicity. PLoS One 9:e109848
Rahmani, Mohamed; Aust, Mandy Mayo; Benson, Elisa C et al. (2014) PI3K/mTOR inhibition markedly potentiates HDAC inhibitor activity in NHL cells through BIM- and MCL-1-dependent mechanisms in vitro and in vivo. Clin Cancer Res 20:4849-60

Showing the most recent 10 out of 215 publications