AN ONTOLOGY-BASED INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR MULTICENTER EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDIES ON CANCER

J. M. Vázquez, M. Martínez, M. G. López, B. González-Conde, F. M. Arnal, J. Pereira, A. Pazos

Abstract

Diseases like cancer are caused by a diversity of different factors interacting together, whose study requires a huge amount of data. Compiling this data is an expensive and time-consuming task that can be carried out in an easier, faster and more secure way with the support of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Nevertheless, the majority of epidemiologic studies are executed without this support of informatics or with basic tools that are developed by unqualified professionals. As a consequence, the integrity of the collected data cannot be assured, and the reliability of the studies is usually decreased. This work presents an ontology-based Information System for the development of multicenter epidemiologic studies on cancer that allows 1) collecting, storing and editing medical data from different hospitals and 2) reusing the compiled data by means of their integration with data from other systems. This system has been satisfactorily applied to an epidemiologic study of colorectal cancer in Galicia, Spain.

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M. Vázquez J., Martínez M., G. López M., González-Conde B., M. Arnal F., Pereira J. and Pazos A. (2008). AN ONTOLOGY-BASED INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR MULTICENTER EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDIES ON CANCER . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 2: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-16-6, pages 133-139. DOI: 10.5220/0001038301330139


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@conference{healthinf08,
author={J. M. Vázquez and M. Martínez and M. G. López and B. González-Conde and F. M. Arnal and J. Pereira and A. Pazos},
title={AN ONTOLOGY-BASED INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR MULTICENTER EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDIES ON CANCER},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 2: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={133-139},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001038301330139},
isbn={978-989-8111-16-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 2: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008)
TI - AN ONTOLOGY-BASED INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR MULTICENTER EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDIES ON CANCER
SN - 978-989-8111-16-6
AU - M. Vázquez J.
AU - Martínez M.
AU - G. López M.
AU - González-Conde B.
AU - M. Arnal F.
AU - Pereira J.
AU - Pazos A.
PY - 2008
SP - 133
EP - 139
DO - 10.5220/0001038301330139