Cancer Informatics Core
The Cancer Informatics Core (CIC) was established to meet the growing needs for informatics support of biomedical research. The core's objective is to facilitate biomedical and translational research by providing methods and tools to record, integrate, manage, analyze, and visualize various biomedical, behavioral, and clinical data.
CIC services include consultation, data integration and honest broker services, feasibility assessment, and cohort identification. These services rely on the CIC Universal Data Store (UDS), which consists of consolidated and linked data from VCU Health System’s various clinical-related data systems.
CIC is closely integrated with the Biostatistics Shared Resource (BSR), the Tissue and Data Acquisition and Analysis Core (TDAAC), and the Clinical Trials Office (CTO).
- Needs assessment and study design (consultation)
- Data integration and honest broker services
- Feasibility assessment
- Cohort identification
- Clinical annotation
- Dataset and report development, including basic analysis
- Electronic data capture and management support
- Bioinformatics support
- Massey administrative support
- VCUHS oncology administrative support
To request CIC services, except Bioinformatics, please complete and submit our online service request form: CIC Service Request Form.
To request Bioinformatics services*, please complete and submit our Bioinformatics service request form: Massey Bioinformatics Service Request Form.
*Bioinformatics requests are handled based on a collaboration between the Cancer Informatics Core and the Biostatistics Shared Resource (BSR).
Offices for the Cancer Informatics Core are located on the 4th floor of the VMI building at 1000 E. Marshall Street.