TIES Cancer Research Network (TCRN)

The Text Information Extraction System (TIES) Cancer Research Network is a federated network of clinical reports and biospecimen registry to support and facilitate basic science, clinical, and translational research in cancer. TIES uses a sophisticated concept based search to retrieve pathology and radiology reports containing concepts of interest. Plans include enabling virtual slides and tissue microarray creation. The current participants in the network are University of Pittsburgh, University of Pennsylvania, Augusta University, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Thomas Jefferson University and Stony Brook University.

This work is funded by grant U24 CA180921 from NCI, NIH.

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