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Abstract #3475

The ETUMOUR Database: A Tool for Annotation and Curation of Multidimensional Human Brain Tumor Data

Margarida Juli-Sap1,2, Mariola Mier3,4, Miguel Lurgi2,3, Francesc Estanyol3, Xavier Rafael3,4, Teresa Delgado-Goi1,2, Miriam Camisn2, M Carmen Martinez-Bisbal5,6, Bernardo Celda5,6, Carles Ars1,2, Consortium eTUMOUR7

1CIBER-BBN, UAB, Cerdanyola del Valls, Barcelona, Spain; 2Bioquimica i Biologia Molecular, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Cerdanyola del Valles, Barcelona, Spain; 3Microart SL, Barcelona, Spain; 4School of Informatics, The University of Edinbourgh, Edinbourgh, UK; 5CIBER-BBN, Universitat de Valencia, Valencia, Spain; 6Quimica Fisica, Universitat de Valencia, Valencia, Spain; 7

The eTUMOUR database (eTDB) is a multicentre web-based, curated database of anonymized human brain tumor patient data. Strategies and database-associated tools have been developed to allow curation of the data it contains. The eTDB contains clinical, MRI, MRS (both in-vivo and in-vitro: HRMAS) and microarray data. Currently (November 5th, 2008), 1929 cases contain clinical information and 879 have consensus histopathology diagnosis. 1220 SV-spectra have been analyzed by Senior-Curator spectroscopists. eTUMOUR developed not only a database with multidimensional brain tumor patient data but also a set of strategies to ensure usability of entries for knowledge discovery and computer-assisted decision-support system development.