Background

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina is the public comprehensive cancer center for the people and state of North Carolina. Established in 1974, the UNC Lineberger is a matrix cancer center at one of the nation’s premier public universities and a national leader in cancer research. UNC ranks among the nation’s top 15 universities and systems in both National Cancer Institute (NCI) funding and in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. The UNC Lineberger is in its third decade of funding from the State of North Carolina and its fourth decade of funding from the NCI Cancer Centers program. It is one of the nation’s 41 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers.


The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s mission is to reduce cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality in North Carolina and the nation through research, treatment, training, and outreach. In pursuit of that mission, the Center has four major program objectives:


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The Integrated Cancer Information and Surveillance System (ICISS)

The Integrated Cancer Information and Surveillance System (ICISS) program is a central component of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Outcomes Research Program, and has extensive experience in using secondary data for patient-centered outcomes research, including outcomes, patterns of care, innovation diffusion, comparative effectiveness, health services research, and organization studies. ICISS incorporates a world class computing system, leveraging strengths in data resources, systems for data management and project tracking, and expert staff to support a broad range of research using these data and systems. Beyond these primary research resources, ICISS, as part of its multidisciplinary focus, maintains numerous collaborative relationships with researchers and leadership in nearly all University Schools, and numerous Departments.