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Jul 1, 2010

Kitware and Lung Cancer Alliance : First Publicly Available Lung Cancer Database Created Through Patient Data Donations

KitwareJune 8, 2010 - Kitware and Lung Cancer Alliance announce the release of the first group of lung cancer patient records now publicly available for download at GiveAScan.

This open image archive represents the successful completion of a pilot project to determine the feasibility of a patient donated database to accelerate medical research. This initial nine patient database includes over 1 GB of radiological imaging studies including Computed Tomography (CT) scans, volunteered by patients to accelerate lung cancer research including screening, computer aided detection and diagnosis, and the development of quantitative methods for drug therapy assessment.

Patient imaging records and additional related medical information reside in the public database, but remain anonymous.

"Lung cancer research relies heavily on the ability to extract statistically meaningful insights and observations from real-world clinical data,"... Kitware's Press Release -