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Cancer Informatics Core


The Cancer Informatics Core (CIC) was established to meet the growing needs for informatics support of biomedical research. The core's objective is to facilitate biomedical and translational research by providing methods and tools to record, integrate, manage, analyze, and visualize various biomedical, behavioral, and clinical data.

CIC services include consultation, data integration and honest broker services, feasibility assessment, and cohort identification. These services rely on the CIC Universal Data Store (UDS), which consists of consolidated and linked data from VCU Health System’s various clinical-related data systems.

CIC is closely integrated with the Biostatistics Shared Resource (BSR), the Tissue and Data Acquisition and Analysis Core (TDAAC), and the Clinical Trials Office (CTO).

Acknowledge the Cancer Informatics Core

All publications that include results, services or products generated by the VCU Massey Cancer Center Shared Resources must include the following acknowledgement in the manuscript:

"Services and products in support of the research project were generated by the VCU Massey Cancer Center [insert name of core] Shared Resource, supported, in part, with funding from NIH-NCI Cancer Center Support Grant P30 CA016059."

PubMed Central (PMC) ID numbers are required for those publications that use CCSG-supported shared resources. All of Massey Cancer Center's Shared Resources are supported by the CCSG.


This Shared Resource is jointly supported by VCU Massey Cancer Center and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation.