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DEVELOP A CD-ROM OF THE SEER DATABASE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
16372
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
16372
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
I. S. Grupe, Inc.
415 E Plaza Dr Westmont, IL 60559
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: DEVELOP A CD-ROM OF THE SEER DATABASE
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

SEER IS A LARGE POPULATION-BASED CANCER REGISTRY DATABASE PRODUCED AND MAINTAINED UNDER NCI FUNDING. SEER IS A WELL KNOWN AND VALUABLE RESOURCE FOR EPIDEMIOLOGICAL RESEARCH ON QUESTIONS OF CANCER ETIOLOGY, EFFECTIVENESS OF THERAPY, AND RELATED MATTERS. CD-ROM IS A REVOLUTIONARY COMPUTER DATA STORAGE MEDIUM THAT MAKES IT POSSIBLE FOR PERSONAL COMPUTERS TO INEXPENSIVELY PROCESS LARGE DATABASES (650 MEGABYTES PER PLATTER). THIS GRANT IS ABOUT MAKING A CD-ROM PRODUCT CONTAINING THE SEER DATABASE (AND PERHAPS SOME RELATED DATABASES) FOR WIDESPREAD DISTRIBUTION AND PROCESSING ON IBM COMPATIBLE PERSONAL COMPUTERS THROUGHOUT THE RESEARCH COMMUNITY. THIS PRODUCT (CD-SEER) WILL BE PROTOTYPED IN PHASE I AND COMPLETED IN THE PHASE II SBIR GRANT PERIOD. THE REMARKABLE HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENTS OF THE PAST 5 YEARS HAVE MADE THIS TASK FEASIBLE, INCLUDING: THE DEVELOPMENT OF CD TECHNOLOGY AND APPROPRIATE SOFTWARE TO USE IT, INCLUDING ISG'S SEARCHLITE. USING SEARCHLITE, CD-SEER WILL ENABLE A USER TO SELECT A SUBSET OF RECORDS FROM SEER USING FAMILIAR BOOLEAN COMMANDS AND THEN TO VIEW AND PROCESS THE SELECTED DATA SUBSET BY USING A SPREADSHEET OR OTHER APPROPRIATE ANALYSIS PROGRAMS. THESE CAPABILITIES WILL MAKE CD-SEER PERFORM WITH THE POWER OF A MAINFRAME EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SYSTEM, BUT AT THE COST AND CONVENIENCE OF A PERSONAL COMPUTER.

Principal Investigator:

Becker, David S
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

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Small Business Information at Submission:

I S Grupe, Inc
948 Springer Drive Lombard, IL 60148

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No