Accession Number : ADA320028

Title :   Adding Data Accessibility and Rule-Based Targeted Data Collection to the California Cancer Reporting System for Breast Cases.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 15 Aug 95-14 Aug 96,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA PUBLIC HEALTH FOUNDATION BERKELEY

Personal Author(s) : Gordon, Barry

PDF Url : ADA320028

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : We have completed the second year of our three-year contract. As a major deliverable, we have opened public access to California cancer case information, allowing anyone on the World Wide Web to propose data queries and receive tables of counts from their query. Information available on our askcnet.org web site include: Cancer types, stages, and treatment for all California cancer cases diagnosed 1988-1993 (N=780,804); Preliminary results of 1995 study fields on cancer screening, protocol use, and clinical indicators; and SEER's 10% of national cancer cases 1973-1992 (N^2 million) (awaiting final signoff by SEER). Coming soon to the site will be a clinical trials matching system, allowing the general public and healthcare professionals to obtain lists and consumer-oriented summaries of current IRB-approved clinical trials that match requested patient characteristics. We are in the process of implementing a combined web and BBS-based telecommunications solution for connecting California hospitals, the eight Regional Registries, and our central office. We are stationing NT-based Wildcat communications servers at each region This allows email and data transmittal to occur either through dialup connections or, with the proper security options, through the Internet.

Descriptors :   *COUNTING METHODS, *CLINICAL MEDICINE, *MAMMARY GLANDS, *WEBS(SHEETS), *BREAST CANCER, GLOBAL, RULE BASED SYSTEMS, ACCESS, CALIFORNIA, PATIENTS, HOSPITALS, MATCHING, PHARMACOLOGY, CANCER.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE