City of Hope Selects Proponent's Instant Prototyping Software for NIH-Sponsored Cancer Research Database Project.Business Editors
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 8, 2002
Proponent Software announced that it has agreed to provide its Instant Prototyping(TM) software and related consulting services to City of Hope National Medical Center City of Hope is one of 39 NCI-designated Cancer Centers and is located in the city of Duarte, California. City of Hope comprises an ambulatory and in-patient cancer treatment center as well as a biomedical research facility known as the Beckman Research Institute and the City of Hope in connection with a clinical research database project sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.
Clinical trials are complex disease treatment guidelines characterized by numerous data elements that describe how individuals respond to therapeutic interventions ranging from chemotherapy to radiation to surgery. To support City of Hope's disease research programs, its Division of Information Sciences has pioneered the development of advanced clinical research databases. Based on its established domain leadership, City of Hope was awarded a National Institutes of Health grant in early 2001 to develop information management standards and technologies for cancer diagnosis and treatment.
The resulting database and applications will be accessed by clinical research institutes nationwide, and is expected to provide a standard and model of excellence in this important area of medical informatics medical informatics,
n the field of information science concerned with the analysis and dissemination of medical data through the application of computers to various aspects of health care and medicine. . City of Hope's collaborators include healthcare informatics experts from the Los Alamos Los Alamos (lôs ăl`əmōs', lŏs), uninc. town (1990 pop. 11,455), seat of Los Alamos co., N central N.Mex. It is on a long mesa extending from the Jemez Mts. The U.S. National Laboratory's Advanced Computing Lab, along with domain experts from the University of Southern California The U.S. News & World Report ranked USC 27th among all universities in the United States in its 2008 ranking of "America's Best Colleges", also designating it as one of the "most selective universities" for admitting 8,634 of the almost 34,000 who applied for freshman admission and Children's Hospital A children's hospital is a hospital which offers its services exclusively to children. The number of children's hospitals proliferated in the 20th century, as pediatric medical and surgical specialties separated from internal medicine and adult surgical specialties. of Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. .
Project leader, Joyce C. Niland, Ph.D., Chair of City of Hope's Division of Information Sciences, noted, "We are very excited about Proponent Software's involvement in this project. In a very short time, the Proponent approach has enabled our team to resolve significant database design issues and validate our emerging data model. Prior to adopting Proponent's Instant Prototyping technology, we seemed to be reaching the limitations of conventional methods."
About City of Hope
City of Hope National Medical Center is one of the world's leading research and treatment centers for cancer and other life-threatening diseases, including diabetes and HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome . A pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation Bone Marrow Transplantation Definition
The bone marrow—the sponge-like tissue found in the center of certain bones—contains stem cells that are the precursors of white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. and genetics, City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of only 40 such facilities in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. . City of Hope ... where the power of knowledge saves lives. Additional information about City of Hope is available at www.cityofhope.org.
About Proponent Software
Proponent Software provides the breakthrough Application Visualization Framework(TM) solution suite, including its Instant Prototyping(TM) and Enterprise Deployment(TM) software products. Proponent's Application Visualization Framework enables business analysts and technology professionals to visualize data or object structures and functionality, dynamically establish detailed application requirements, and deploy a broad class of enterprise-level and web-based applications -- virtually instantly. Additional information about Proponent Software is available at www.proponent.com.