The CTSU primarily studies the causes and treatment of chronic diseases such as cancer, heart attack or stroke (which, collectively, account for most adult deaths worldwide).
The worldwide reputation of the CTSU rests upon the precision of its output and the efficiency with which it obtains it.
Actian is processing, at lightning speed, the large-scale epidemiological evidence that is crucial to investigating reliably the causes, prevention and treatment of premature death and disability," said Alan Young, Director of Information Science, CTSU.
The CTSU and its valuable research are a perfect example of how data touches every aspect of our lives," said Steve Shine, CEO, Actian.
The SEARCH trial carried out by CTSU
in Oxford tested the effects of almost 7 years of treatment with 2 mg folic acid and 1 mg vitamin [B.
Contact: Andrew Trehearne, CTSU
, +44(0)1865-743960, +44(0)789-404-2600
Westat's relationship with the Coalition of National Cancer Cooperative Groups and Oracle Consulting for implementation of the CTSU will follow in that tradition of combining corporate knowledge with scientific, technical and academic expertise.
The Coalition of National Cancer Cooperative Groups, made up of the foundations associated with seven of the national cancer cooperative groups, will help in the development of the administrative and regulatory centers for the CTSU.
The CTSU will not only enhance the system for physicians but ultimately for patients and that is what we are all working for.
Partnered with Westat and the Coalition, Oracle will ensure that the best expertise and technical assistance is provided in the development of data collection products for the CTSU.