The University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Liver Cancer Explorer (LiverCE) leverages a rich array of in-house basic science discoveries for their seamless translation to the care of patients with liver cancer, which is the fastest rising cause of cancer mortality in the U.S. and the most prevalent in Texas. LiverCE has assembled a uniquely diverse multidisciplinary team of basic, clinical, and translational scientists to tackle this major health problem, which disproportionately affects the racially/ethnically and socioeconomically diverse patient population in our catchment area in North Texas.
In collaboration with UTSW research labs, we have integrated clinical data from the UTSW Epic system, samples, raw genomic data, and pathology images into a well-designed liver cancer database system. Builting on this database, our team developed the user-friendly Liver Cancer Explorer to provide a patient search function, online analysis, and pathology images. Our tool also contains data from other important cancer data sources such as TCGA, Cancer Image Archive, Mutagenetix, and cBioportal.