I have been attending the biannual Clinical Informatics for Cancer Centers (CI4CC) conference and there has been a fair amount of dicussion of ClinicalTrials.gov as a resource for enhancing patient engagement, trial recruitment, and results reporting. There are a number of approaches to search and access in bulk ClinicalTrials.gov data. The ones that I address here are: The CTRP RESTful API. The ClinicalTrials.gov API. The Access to Aggregate Content of ClinicalTrials.
Introduction The NCI Genomic Data Commons (GDC) is a reboot of the approach that NCI uses to manage and expose genomic and associated clinical and experimental metadata. I have been working on a Bioconductor package that interfaces with the GDC API to provide search and data retrieval from within R. testing In the first of what will likely be a set of use cases for the GenomicDataCommons, I am going to address a question that came up on twitter from @sleight82
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