Caisis is an open source, web-based, cancer data management product designed to bridge the gap between research and patient care. It was initiated in the Department of Urology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in 2002 and under the GNU General Public License has been developed by a number of institutions worldwide. The tool is intended to promote standards and collaborative research, and has been downloaded by thousands of institutions worldwide. In most cases it is being used to help manage patient data for research. (Reference: Caisis.org)
A More Efficient Way to Manage Research with Clinical Data
Here at the Fred Hutch, one of the highlights of the HDC instance of Caisis is a feed from UW and SCCA systems which include patient diagnostics, lab tests, pathology, and demographics information. There is also a feed from internals systems which populates protocols and patient enrollment statuses. This enables possibilities for research integration with this data.
HDC offers collaboration with research groups to provide custom development services of the CAISIS platform. This include database and form customizations, as well as self-serve reports designed to meet specific research needs and to support a variety of disease areas.
How is Caisis being used today at the Hutch?
There are a variety of data management project in progress using Caisis today with purpose of leveraging the clinical and protocol data feeds for research.
Return the completed Clinical Application User Access Request form (Available at https://www.cancerconsortium.org/en/support/overview/central-informatics.html) by scanning and emailing to CIT_Data_Services@fredhutch.org, faxing to Martin Tran at 206-667-7834, or mailing to:
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave. N., J3-400
Seattle, WA 98109
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