World’s Largest Single Cancer Database Established in the UK

The UK seeks to use data to personalize care for cancer patients by setting up the world’s largest single cancer database, which will contain detailed medical information for the 350,000 types of cancer diagnosed across its population. The government maintains that the database will deliver “real-time” data on cancer patients to researchers and clinicians. The instant dispatch of information will give cancer specialists access to information on how varieties of tumors respond to treatment, as well as other detailed clinical information that will help physicians individualize cancer treatments.

The database will also include historical cancer records from the last 30 years, which includes upwards of 11 million records. The combined registry is the result of a five-year project to merge England’s cancer registries into one registry that is centrally managed and subject to the same processes and standards.

Click here to continue to reading.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s