Cancer Informatics Shared Resource

Health data

Cancer informatics focuses on the development, application, and evaluation of innovative informatics methods, models, and tools with the goal of improving cancer outcomes across the cancer care continuum.  The advancement of cancer prevention, diagnostics, and treatments depends on clinical research and quality improvement efforts, as well as translational and broader population research.  The University of Florida Health Cancer Center Cancer Informatics Shared Resource (CISR) is equipped to provide expertise and collaboration for investigators across the University of Florida, with a priority on cancer-focused studies.


To facilitate clinical care, quality improvements, and strategic planning, as well as cancer investigators to navigate the complex data and informatics resources including internal and external data sources as well as data management, processing, analytics, and informatics tools and methods

Shared Resource Aims and Focus Areas


  • Development of standards and tools for data exchange and interoperability,
  • Promote the academic software development community for innovative informatics capabilities,
  • Engage cancer researchers to identify and prioritize informatics needs in cancer biology and clinical research,
  • Ensure sustainable availability of critical standards-based, interoperable academic/commercial biomedical capabilities, and
  • Make large and diverse cancer research data sets sustainably available for analysis, integration, and mining.

Focus Areas

  • Cancer Research Data Commons
  • Cancer Informatics Tools and Methods
  • Cancer Surveillance
  • eHealth and mHealth: Digital Health

Services and Resources


  • Help investigators navigate the complex data resources (e.g., IDR and OneFlorida+) at the cancer center and UF campus.
  • Data collection coordination for both clinical and observational studies.
  • Cancer data discovery (e.g., FCDS, SEER-Medicare), modeling, and visualization.
  • Cancer data geospatial analysis and geo-mapping.
  • Web and mobile application development, deployment, and implementation of digital health interventions.


  • OneFlorida+ Data Trust 
  • FCDS Data 
  • SEER-Medicare data (Cancer Sites: Breast, Lung, Prostate, Colorectal, Pancreas, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma)
  • SEER
  • MarketScan
  • U.S. Census
  • Programmers, development equipment, developmental licenses and server resource
  • Exposome Data: State-of-the-art data on the natural, built, and social environment with high spatiotemporal resolution, e.g., air pollution, climate, noise, food access, green space, walkability, neighborhood SES, housing, vacant land, social capital, crime and safety


Shared Resource Faculty and Staff

CISR Faculty and Staff

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