Neurosurgery has recently published a paper co-authored by Sarah Fouke and members of the NIAC on one of their major research aims: a comprehensive neuro-oncology repository (CONDR) for studying advanced imaging methods for patients with brain tumors and lesions.
The paper, “The comprehensive neuro-oncology data repository (CONDR): a research infrastructure to develop and validate imaging biomarkers,” describes the increased use of imaging techniques and biomarkers as a means of tracking the progress of particularly invasive brain tumors known as glioblastomas. The goal of the CONDR project is to collect data and perform informatics on imaging, clinical and pathology data for a large number of subjects with brain tumors. To provide even greater specificity, tissue samples are collected and studied.
Related: More about the CONDR Project in NRG.
Related: More about the NIAC.