Data from: A Curated Cancer Clinical Outcomes Data Base (C3OD) for accelerating patient recruitment in cancer clinical trials
Mudaranthakam, Dinesh Pal et al. (2019), Data from: A Curated Cancer Clinical Outcomes Data Base (C3OD) for accelerating patient recruitment in cancer clinical trials, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.1mq2ts3
Data used to determine patient eligibility for cancer clinical trials often come from disparate sources that are typically maintained by different groups within an institution, use differing technologies, and are stored in different formats. Collecting data and resolving inconsistencies across sources increase the time it takes to screen eligible patients, potentially delaying study completion. To address these challenges, the Biostatistics and Informatics Shared Resource at The University of Kansas Cancer Center developed the Cancer Curated Clinical Outcomes Database (C3OD). C3OD merges data from the electronic medical record (EMR), tumor registry, bio-specimen and data registry, and allows querying through a single unified platform. By centralizing access and maintaining appropriate controls, C3OD allows researchers to more rapidly obtain detailed information about each patient in order to accelerate eligibility screening. This paper describes the design of this informatics platform as well as initial assessments of its reliability and usability.