Using the EMERSE Search Tool for Rare Cancers
As part of the Rare Cancer Webinar Series hosted by NCI’s Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, Dr. Hanauer will demonstrate the Electronic Medical Record Search Engine (EMERSE) and its use in rare cancer research.
EMERSE is a secure, easy-to-use software tool for non-technical users to identify important concepts within the free text of clinical documents from the medical record. EMERSE excels at finding rare mentions of diseases, identifying cohorts, and abstracting phenotypic or other clinical details.
With support from the NCI's Informatics Technology for Cancer Research (ITCR) program, EMERSE is available at no cost to academic and non-profit research teams across the country.
Dr. David Hanauer is a clinical associate professor at the University of Michigan School and Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation.