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Re: Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER)

From: Matt Williams <matthew.williams@cancer.org.uk>
Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2007 22:23:25 +0100
Message-ID: <470559CD.6040408@cancer.org.uk>
To: Susie Stephens <susie.stephens@gmail.com>
CC: Daniel Rubin <rubin@med.stanford.edu>, public-semweb-lifesci hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>

If work goes well tomorrow, perhaps.

Else perhaps Monday pm.

Daniel - can we divide this sensibly?

Matt

Susie Stephens wrote:
> Hi Matt, Daniel,
>  
> It would be great if you were able to write a brief description of the 
> data set, list the terms that are used, and also provide some 
> information as to how the data is currently used.
>  
> Would it be realistic for either of you to get that done by Monday?
>  
> Cheers,
> 
> Susie
> 
> 
>  
> On 10/4/07, *Daniel Rubin* <rubin@med.stanford.edu 
> <mailto:rubin@med.stanford.edu>> wrote:
> 
>     I might be able to help look as some of these data, depending on
>     what specifically is expected for this task.
> 
>     Regards,
> 
>     Daniel
> 
>     ___
> 
>     Daniel Rubin, MD, MS
>     Clinical Asst. Professor, Radiology
>     Research Scientist, Stanford Medical Informatics
>     Scientific Director, National Center of Biomedical Ontology
>     MSOB X-215
>     Stanford, CA 94305
>     650-725-5693
> 
> 
> 
> 
>     At 09:16 AM 10/4/2007, Susie Stephens wrote:
>>     Assessing clinical data sets for incorporation into our work
>>     sounds like an excellent idea. I'll add that as an agenda item for
>>     Monday's BioRDF call as suggested by EricN.
>>      
>>     It would be wonderful is someone wants to volunteer to take a look
>>     at the cancer data set that Alan uncovered (
>>     <http://seer.cancer.gov/data/> http://seer.cancer.gov/data/). If
>>     someone has the bandwidth by Monday then that would be great, but
>>     providing feedback the week after would also be excellent.
>>      
>>     Another data set that I think is interesting is the one being
>>     developed by the Alzheimers Disease NeuroImaging Initiative (
>>     http://www.loni.ucla.edu/ADNI/). This is an open data set that
>>     includes serial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron
>>     emission tomography (PET), other biological markers, and clinical
>>     and neuropsychological assessment data. The goal of the data is to
>>     use it to learn about the progression of mild cognitive impairment
>>     and early Alzheimer's disease. I'm definitely going to be
>>     exploring this data further, but I'd be more than happy for other
>>     folks to take a look at it too.
>>      
>>     Cheers,
>>      
>>     Susie
>>      
>>      
>>      
>>      
>>
>>
>>      
>>     On 10/4/07, *Eric Neumann* <eneumann@teranode.com
>>     <mailto:eneumann@teranode.com>> wrote:
>>
>>
>>         Indeed this would be an interesting set to rdf-ize. It might
>>         also be interesting based on the dataset complexity (i.e.,
>>         moderate complexity) to see what practical stratgey for RDF
>>         conversion one would choose.
>>
>>         http://seer.cancer.gov/data/
>>
>>         Perhaps a few folks could look at this data structure,
>>         consider some approaches ( e.g., RDF-Schema only vs. a minimal
>>         ontology), and discuss this on the next BioRDF call?
>>
>>         Eric
>>
>>
>>
>>         -----Original Message-----
>>         From: public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org
>>         <mailto:public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org> on behalf of
>>         Alan Ruttenberg
>>         Sent: Wed 10/3/2007 1:07 AM
>>         To: public-semweb-lifesci hcls
>>         Subject: Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER)
>>
>>
>>         At a talk I attended today, this resource of patient cancer
>>         diagnoses 
>>         was mentioned as an example of publicly available clinical
>>         data. A
>>         quick look over the documentation suggests it might be an
>>         interesting
>>         project to produce an RDF version of the data set.
>>
>>         http://seer.cancer.gov/data/
>>
>>         The SEER limited-use data* include SEER incidence and
>>         population data
>>         associated by age, sex, race, year of diagnosis, and
>>         geographic areas
>>         (including SEER registry and county)
>>
>>         -Alan
>>
>>
>>
> 

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