Collaborative Data Sharing at the Hub
Over the past 15 years, our group at the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC) has built an evolving oncology clinical trials imaging informatics platform, Precision Imaging Metrics. This platform was built by and for the DF/HCC Tumor Imaging Metrics Core to manage the workflow, image assessments, communication, reporting, billing, and compliance needs of our cancer center and is currently used as a CCSG shared resource to manage over 1,000 active DF/HCC clinical trials and over 15,000 time point assessments per year, with turnaround time as fast as one hour after the scan. This software has been implemented at seven NCI-designated Cancer Centers around the country to improve clinical trials imaging assessment quality, compliance, and efficiency. NCI funding has been critical in the development and evolution of this software platform: a variety of grant mechanisms (CCSG, ITCR U24, SBIR, AIP) have supported our efforts in various ways as the project has grown and matured. This presentation will summarize the phases of the project and the ways NCI funding has supported us throughout the product life cycle.