Founded in 1978, the UCSD Moores Cancer Center is one of just 40 centers in the United States to hold a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. It is one of the leading institutions in the nation conducting basic and clinical cancer research, and in providing advanced patient care. The Cancer Center is one of five Organized Research Units (ORU) of the UCSD School of Medicine and has established an active research program with the San Diego Supercomputer Center.
The ACID group currently collaborates with the Biostatistics Shared Resource comprising a diverse group of quantitative researchers from biostatistics, bioinformatics, genomics and computer science with a shared focus on translational cancer research. The activities of this group include data analysis and interpretation, and development of study-specific databases and development and maintenance of these databases in a uniform manner, for Cancer Center research.
ACID researchers are assisting with development and support of electronic data capture systems for clinical trails, data integration across various systems including campus EMR systems, development of study specific databases, custom web based application as well as infrastructure support.
ACID researcher also provide informatics support for large multi-institutional collaborative projects including the ATHENA Breast Health Network and Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC).
Dr. Karen Messer, Division Chief, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics / Director, Biostatistics Shared Resource
Dr. John Pierce, Director for Population Sciences/Distinguished Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine
NIH National Cancer Center (NCI)