A knowledge graph representation of baseline characteristics for the Dutch proton therapy research registry

M. Sloep, P. Kalendralis, A. Choudhury, L. Seyben, J. Snel, N.M. George, M. Veening, J.A. Langendijk, A. Dekker, J. van Soest, R. Fijten*

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Cancer registries collect multisource data and provide valuable information that can lead to unique research opportunities. In the Netherlands, a registry and model-based approach (MBA) are used for the selection of patients that are eligible for proton therapy. We collected baseline characteristics including demographic, clinical, tumour and treatment information. These data were transformed into a machine readable format using the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data principles and resulted in a knowledge graph with baseline characteristics of proton therapy patients. With this approach, we enable the possibility of linking external data sources and optimal flexibility to easily adapt the data structure of the existing knowledge graph to the needs of the clinic.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-96
Number of pages4
JournalClinical and Translational Radiation Oncology
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2021



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