Cancer Informatics Core
The Cancer Informatics Core was established to meet the growing needs for informatics support of biomedical research. The overall objective of the core is to facilitate biomedical and translational research at the Massey Cancer Center by providing methods and tools to record, integrate, manage, analyze, and visualize various biomedical, behavioral, and clinical data.
This objective is being met by providing high-quality informatics services through innovative systems developed to access and analyze Massey and VCU biomedical 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.
The 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).