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Reports from Policinico University Add New Data to Findings in Therapeutics

May 13, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- Research findings on Therapeutics are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Rome, Italy, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Extensive, multifactorial data sharing is a crucial prerequisite for current and future (radiotherapy) research."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Policinico University, "However, the cost, time and effort to achieve this are often a roadblock."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "We present an open-source based data-sharing infrastructure between two radiotherapy departments, allowing seamless exchange of de-identified, automatically translated clinical and biomedical treatment data."

For more information on this research see: International data-sharing for radiotherapy research: An open-source based infrastructure for multicentric clinical data mining. Radiotherapy and Oncology, 2014;110(2):370-374. Radiotherapy and Oncology can be contacted at: Elsevier Ireland Ltd, Elsevier House, Brookvale Plaza, East Park Shannon, Co, Clare, 00000, Ireland. (Elsevier -; Radiotherapy and Oncology -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting E. Roelofs, Policinico Univ Agostino Gemelli, Dept. of Radiat Oncol, Rome, Italy. Additional authors for this research include A. Dekker, E. Meldolesi, R. van Stiphout, V. Valentini and P. Lambin.

Keywords for this news article include: Rome, Italy, Europe, Radiotherapy, Therapeutics, Information Technology, Information and Data Mining

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