Every day in a different country in a different state in a different city in a different hospital lands a new patient, a new case , a new heap of data but an old problem of data storage of nearly every hospital/research institute!. Hospitals generate large amounts of data yet there is no knowledge on how to mine them to find any meaningful information or pattern for further research. It’s time for a change, an advancement. The extraordinary explosion of medical knowledge, technologies, and ground-breaking drugs may vastly improve healthcare delivery for the welfare of its consumers, but the key is to implement these technologies, to extract as much as we can.

          In this project we have built a Clinical Data warehouse for Cancer, which acts as a data collector, data integrator and data provider in the data mining process which could be used by doctors, physicians and other health professionals, in conjunction with a Clinical Decision Support System (DSS), to support the clinical process as well as to formulate the appropriate model to improve the quality of diagnosis and treatment recommendation decision making.

          As Clinical informatics is the study of information systems (computers and programs) used in the clinical practice of medicine, so Our honest attempt might contribute in the following aspects:
  • Data Entry - the hospitals can keep a complete record of their patients in the form of electronic health record (EHR).
  • Telemedicine - the pathologist in X location can review the unusual tumor seen in a young male in rural Y location without the physical slides—Easy accessibility
  • Data Display - vital signs can be highlighted when abnormal; mean or median values can be graphed with the raw numbers over time to simplify clinician review-This is done using the data mining techniques.
  • Decision Support - immediate feedback at the time of order entry about any correlation among various histopathological parameters of that patient can be shown to reduce both patient morbidity and healthcare costs.

          Cancer affects everyone – the young and old, the rich and poor, men, women and children – and represents a tremendous burden on patients, families and societies. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world, particularly in developing countries.

          Cancer (medical term: malignant neoplasm) is a class of diseases in which a group of cells display uncontrolled growth, Cancer starts in the cells that are the units of our physical structure. Generally, our physical structure builds fresh cells as we require them, substituting old cells that break down. Occasionally that procedure miscarries. Fresh cells develop even while we do not require them, and older cells do not die once they should. The following additional cells could build a mass addressed as a tumor.

The four most common cancers are:
  • Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer