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A Virtual Bioinformatics Knowledge Environment for Early Cancer DetectionDiscovery of disease biomarkers for cancer is a leading focus of early detection. The National Cancer Institute created a network of collaborating institutions focused on the discovery and validation of cancer biomarkers called the Early Detection Research Network (EDRN). Informatics plays a key role in enabling a virtual knowledge environment that provides scientists real time access to distributed data sets located at research institutions across the nation. The distributed and heterogeneous nature of the collaboration makes data sharing across institutions very difficult. EDRN has developed a comprehensive informatics effort focused on developing a national infrastructure enabling seamless access, sharing and discovery of science data resources across all EDRN sites. This paper will discuss the EDRN knowledge system architecture, its objectives and its accomplishments.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Crichton, Daniel
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Srivastava, Sudhir
(National Inst. of Health Bethesda, MD, United States)
Johnsey, Donald
(National Inst. of Health Bethesda, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
July 28, 2003
Subject Category
Life Sciences (General)
Meeting Information
7th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics(Orlando, FL)
Distribution Limits
knowledge systems
Eartly Detection Research network (EDRN)
data management
distributed systems
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