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Catchment Area Data Access and Alignment

Leading Virginia in community-responsive research

The Catchment Area Data Access & Alignment (CADA) Core provides cancer-relevant and catchment-focused data to support Massey members’ cancer research, and promote collaboration, innovation, and excellence in catchment-focused cancer research, and engagement with internal MCC members and external MCC stakeholders. CADA leverages external, publicly available datasets such as sociodemographic, and cancer data from local, state, and national sources to promote a better understanding of the MCC’s catchment area. CADA also partners with other cores such as clinical informatics and biostatistics to provide data augmentation, and extend quantitative data services with a high degree of excellence — making it an easy, collaborative, and enjoyable experience for clients to elevate research quality.

From concept to execution to dissemination, CADA supports members across all stages and can serve as a bridge between biostatistics, epidemiology, and clinical bioinformatics.

Specific aims

  1. Provide cancer-relevant and catchment-focused data to Massey members;
  2. Inform and serve as a conduit for researchers from Massey and the multiple academic, community, civic, and government institutions across Virginia to promote long-term collaboration; and
  3. Facilitate joint research projects and grant proposals by capitalizing on the complementary strengths of faculty from multiple disciplines.

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Learn more about our catchment area

Massey's catchment area consists of 66 counties and cities, spanning the eastern, central and southern portions of the state.

Acknowledge Catchment Area Data Access & Alignment (CADA)

All publications that include results, services or products generated by 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 Virginia Commonwealth University Catchment Area Data Access & Alignment, 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.

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