CYCORE – Cyberinfrastructure for Comparative Effectiveness Research

In this project, CWPHS researchers are working with cancer researchers at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, to develop a comprehensive system to support comparative effectiveness research across the neoplastic continuum, i.e., from cancer prevention, to cancer treatment, and ultimately, to cancer control and survivorship care.

Initially funded by a Grand Opportunity ARRA grant from the National Cancer Institute, CYCORE is now funded through a series of R01 grants to both MD Anderson Cancer Center and UCSD.

A key area addressed in CYCORE is how to collect behavioral and social data relevant to cancer outcomes from individuals in their homes and communities. Thus, a major component of this project is exploring the use of wearable sensors linked to home-health communication tool so that information can be gathered and integrated into comparative effectiveness research studies alongside clinical and other data.

Principal Investigators, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center: Susan Peterson, PhD, Karen Basen-Engquist, PhD, and Alex Prokhorov, MD
Principal Investigator, UCSD/Calit2: Kevin Patrick, MD, MS
Investigators, UCSD/Calit2: Ingolf Krueger, PhD, Chaitan Baru, PhD, Emilia Farcas, PhD, Doug Palmer, PhD, Phil Rios
Program Coordinator: Lindsay Dillon, MPH

CYCORE Project Website: http://cycore.calit2.net