Executive Summary for the Cancer Care Engineering Project

By Ann Christine Catlin, Marietta L. Harrison, Patrick J. Loehrer Sr., MD, Joseph F Pekny, Luanne Mi, Sumudinie Fernando, Sudheera R. Fernando, Ruchith

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image The Warfighter Cancer Care Engineering Research Project (WCCE) views cancer as a system that can be described and modeled for predictive behavior, by applying the principles of systems engineering to cancer prevention, detection, treatment and care delivery. Our approach of viewing multiple aspects of cancer as a continuum within a system offers a powerful methodology for optimizing the cancer care engineering system for efficacy and efficiency.



Click the black View Link button to browse and search the WCCE Publications Database for the Cancer Care Engineering Project 2008-2013. Only members of the WCCE project researchers group can access and explore clinical data, sample tracking data, laboratory data and analysis results contributed by the CCE research team 2009 - 2013. Click to access the Dashboards for data exploration:




The summary DataViews are used to assess the successful completion of the goals of the project. In the table below, links to the DataViews are in column 1 and descriptions of the DataViews are in column 2. Click on the links in column 1 for the data you want to browse.

Executive Summary DataViews

DataViews: click the link to view Description of the DataView
Summary Patient DataView: Essential Diagnosis and Lifestyle Data This summery view has patients (healthy, polyps, cancer) information together including cancer stage (for cancer patients only), age, BMI, gender, smoker, diabetic, heart disease, stroke, neurodegeneration.


Summary Cancer Patient DataView for Diagnosis and Treatment This summary of important time-points for the cancer patients will be used to determine which of the cancer and polyp tissue stored the IU pathology lab can be used for the micro assays. This identifies those patients with no prior treatment when tissue collection and/or blood sample collection occurred.


CCE Summary Tracking DataView for Analyzed Blood Samples Total counts for analyzed blood samples, classified by lab analysis methods. Includes counts for essential demographic, lifestyle, and treatment information for the patients.


CCE Patient and Sample Totals: DataView I

CCE Patient and Sample Totals: DataView II

Patients are divided into cancer, polyp and healthy. Samples identify totals per diagnosis category.


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  • Ann Christine Catlin; Marietta L. Harrison; Patrick J. Loehrer Sr., MD; Joseph F Pekny; Luanne Mi; Sumudinie Fernando; Sudheera R. Fernando; Ruchith (2012), "Executive Summary for the Cancer Care Engineering Project," https://ccehub.org/resources/434.

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