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Journal of Korean Society of Medical Informatics 2007;13(1):43-49.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4258/jksmi.2007.13.1.43    Published online March 31, 2007.
A Survey on the Development of Database and Network for the Experts in Cancer
Chu Bong Kim, Yoon Jung Chang, Chang Soo Yun, Min Kyung Lim, Yung Ho Jo, Suk Il Kim, Keon Wook Kang
1Department of Cancer Information Branch, Division of Cancer Registration and Epidemiology, Research Institute for National Cancer Control and Evaluation, Korea.
2Department of Preventive Medicine College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea.

OBJECTIVE: This research is a basic investigation of collecting experts' opinions for constructing the national cancer expert network. The objective of this research is to evaluate present situation and to use it for the planning of future korean cancer network in the cancer-related area.

METHODS: We analyzed the need of the network and degree of information demand for constructing the network from Clinicians and Basic researchers(n=376) who answered themselves 'cancer expert'. The questionnaire consists of 9 questions and it was analyzed by using frequence, t-test and Chi-square.

RESULTS: 53.7 percents of respondents answered they are already recognized cancer expert network and 93.5 percents of respondents answered that they need the network. Among the services that would be served by the network, the demand of cancer statistics, development and evaluation of cancer policy, and cancer clinical trials were listed in the high priorities. And recognized societies included in the high priorities were Korean Cancer Study Group, Korean Cancer Association, Korean Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.

CONCLUSION: We are going to develop a database and network for the experts to generate, evaluate and verify cancer-related information based on evidence-based cancer information infrastructure. Hence, this research will be contributed to provide fundamental data for activating cancer-related research through joint studies with experts.

Key Words: Cancer, Expert, Networkools


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