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AMIA Summits Transl Sci Proc. 2012; 2012: 105.
Published online Mar 19, 2012.
PMCID: PMC3392051
Towards to an Oncology Database (ONCOD) using a data warehousing approach
Xiaoming Wang, Ph.D,1* Lili Liu, MS,1 James Fackenthal, Ph.D.,2 Paul Chang, MD,3 Gilliam Newstead, MD,3 Steven Chmura, MD,4 Ian Foster, Ph.D.,1 and Olufunmilayo I Olopade, MD2*
1Computation Institute, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory;
2Department of Medicine
3Department of Radiology
4Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Chicago
Corresponding Authors: Xiaomng Wang: xiaoming/at/; Olufunmilayo I Olopade: folopade/at/
While data warehousing approaches have been increasingly adopted in the biomedical informatics community for individualized data integration, effectively dealing with data integration, access, and application remains a challenging issue. In this report, focusing on ontology data, we describe how to use an established data warehouse system, named TRAM, to provide a data mart layer to address this issue. Our effort has resulted in a twofold achievement: 1) a model data mart tailored to facilitate oncology data integration and application (ONCOD), and 2) a flexible system architecture that has potential to be customized to support other data marts for various major medical fields.
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