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Comput Biol Med. 2013 Mar;43(3):219-28. doi: 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2012.11.011. Epub 2013 Jan 4.

NeuPAT: an intranet database supporting translational research in neuroblastic tumors.

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  • 1Department of Pathology, Medical School, University of Valencia, and Research Foundation of Hospital Clínico Universitario of Valencia, Valencia 46010, Spain.


Translational research in oncology is directed mainly towards establishing a better risk stratification and searching for appropriate therapeutic targets. This research generates a tremendous amount of complex clinical and biological data needing speedy and effective management. The authors describe the design, implementation and early experiences of a computer-aided system for the integration and management of data for neuroblastoma patients. NeuPAT facilitates clinical and translational research, minimizes the workload in consolidating the information, reduces errors and increases correlation of data through extensive coding. This design can also be applied to other tumor types.

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