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The Cancer Institute of New Jersey's Cancer Informatics Core
About the CIC
CIC Mission - Realizing Translational Medicine: From the Bench to the Bedside (and Back)
Cancer Informatics serves as a key enabler to advance research endeavors of a Comprehensive Cancer Center such as the CINJ. The centralized Cancer Informatics Core (CIC) is the most efficient means for CINJ to provide a secure support infrastructure in order to facilitate and integrate data from the bench and population based studies with quality controlled, de-identified and HIPAA compliant clinical and outcome data to advance translational research.
The CIC Executive Director, Dr. Guna Rajagopal, coordinates and oversees all of the Informatics/IT operations at CINJ. His efforts are focused on developing and deploying the necessary cyber-infrastructure and Informatics capabilities to meet the evolving needs of the CINJ user community.
The CIC Team, through its customer-focused ethos, is able to provide a comprehensive set of integrated services ranging from informatics to cyber-infrastructure development, enables seamless integration of information from disparate sources to address the research needs of all CCSG supported programs at CINJ. The CIC is actively involved in supporting CINJ's outreach, patient education and survivorship programs by providing IT, data integration and web-services support. This includes:
The CIC has deployed computational platforms and application software (open source and commercial) to address the bioinformatics/systems/computational biology needs of various research programs at CINJ. It is headed by Dr. John Kerrigan, Associate Director for Bioinformatics. Dr. Kerrigan is an expert in large scale molecular modeling who plays a key role in supporting the Cancer Pharmacology Program in their search for new drug targets, mechanisms of action and more.
Clinical Informatics Support
The CIC facilitates quality controlled collection, management, analysis and sharing of health IT data via a variety of clinical information systems i.e. Electronic Medical Records (Aria, Sunrise Clinical Manager, GE-Centricity etc. interoperable across a efficient and secure network), Clinical Trials Management Systems (Oncore, Casis etc.), Tissue Banking and the New Jersey Cancer Registry resources etc. in support of Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved research at CINJ. This team, headed by the Associate Director for Clinical Informatics (to be appointed), also provides web services and database management support to basic and clinical researchers at CINJ.
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