HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Honing the tools to identify clues to surviving cancer

INDIANAPOLIS -- Why do some individuals survive cancer while others with the same cancer succumb to their disease? A key to survival is buried deep within the individual's biological makeup.

Researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute for Health Care are developing the tools that may bring scientists closer to identifying that key through a grant of $7.4 million from the National Cancer Institute.

Drawing upon their long-established expertise in medical informatics, they will develop, organize and test secure databases with unidentifiable data which in the future will allow scientists to review, compare and contrast the pathology reports and the DNA and protein content of stored tissues from all Indianapolis hospitals.

Building this 'machinery' and organizing the data is a challenging task that involves developing a natural language process, eliminating duplications, instituting standardization, and 'scrubbing' the data to eliminate person and place identifiers, according to Clement McDonald, M.D., the study's principal investigator and a internationally known medical informatics pioneer.

When the five-year project is completed, Dr. McDonald hopes to have a tool that will allow other researchers to compare DNA, proteins, and other biological factors to determine differences between the same tissue with and without cancer, those tissues with primary cancers and metastiasis, and the differing effects of therapy. Dr. McDonald is distinguished professor and Regenstrief professor of health services research at the IU School of Medicine and director of the Regenstrief Institute for Health Care.

The new study will draw upon data from as many as 1.6 million pathology reports and six million tissue blocks from Indiana University Hospital, Riley Hospital for Children, Methodist Hospital (which together comprise Clarian Health), Community
'"/>

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
caisen@iupui.edu
317-274-7722
Indiana University
5-Feb-2002


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. NIAID launches program to improve medical tools against emerging infectious diseases
2. New tools help families and schools prepare for disasters
3. Adaptive optics technology provides powerful tools for eye doctors
4. New software helps design multi-task, jaw-like, surgical mini-tools
5. New tools for early cancer detection
6. Study shows promise in identifying kidney failure
7. Chemists identify immune system mechanism for methamphetamine binges
8. Forensic dentistry key in identifying victims of tsunamis, other disasters
9. Radiography used to identify teens with sleep apnea
10. Simple question from your doctor can help identify your risk for breast cancer
11. Auditory test to help identify learning impaired

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/11/2018)... ... ... Dr. Siavash Eftekhari, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Monarch Dental® in ... to deliver dental care in impoverished communities. Along with a team of fellow ... to help deliver care to over 550 individuals in need. , This outreach was ...
(Date:8/11/2018)... ATLANTA (PRWEB) , ... August 11, 2018 , ... ... winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Executive of the Year-Business category ... the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public ...
(Date:8/9/2018)... ... August 09, 2018 , ... ... by simplifying medication adherence monitoring with Smart-pill bottle and mobile applications, DoseSmart ... the App Orchard. , The DoseSmart medication management and medication adherence platform ...
(Date:8/7/2018)... ... August 07, 2018 , ... Sussex Vision Center, a multi-site optometry practice ... Sussex, OD, founded the practice in Coldwater, and over the last three decades has ... to offer comprehensive eye health services for patients of all ages. , “I ...
(Date:8/3/2018)... ... August 03, 2018 , ... On August 2, 2018 ... proceedings. Mark Sadaka of Sadaka Associates, LLC has been litigating Zostavax injuries ... before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation for the thousands of people injured by ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/3/2018)... ... August 03, 2018 , ... Flexefits, a pioneer in direct -pay, direct access ... allowing participants in Direct Primary Care arrangements to keep HSA eligibility and permit DPC ... individual and $300 per family per month.) , “We are very pleased to see ...
(Date:8/2/2018)... ... ... UMD Professor Utpal Pal leads a team of investigators across multiple institutions ... of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), ... contribute to the spread of major diseases like Lyme disease. Pal is the project ...
(Date:8/2/2018)... ... August 02, 2018 , ... ... with customer relationship management (CRM), patient experience and provider communication solutions for ... Program for Health Information Service Providers (HISPs). DirectTrust is a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: