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Registry CaFE

The Registry CaFE (Case Finding Engine) was created to automatically search through pathology reports and determine which reports are cancer related.

The CaFE was designed for the cancer registry team in order to achieve faster and more accurate case finding by automating the case identification process for the registrars. This tool uses a large collection of terminology to help it identify even rare cancers. It is also able to distinguish, with fairly good accuracy, between ambiguous terminology. For example "ca" can be an abbreviation for both "calcium" and "cancer". This tool can potentially be modified with custom search lists to aid in marking up any type of text to help identify cases of interest for abstracters or those performing a chart review.

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University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center at North Campus Research Complex
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Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Cancer Institutes of
Health under Award Number P30CA046592. The content is solely the responsibility
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National Institutes of Health.

Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Cancer Institutes of
Health under Award Number P30CA046592 by the use of the following Cancer Center
Shared Resource(s): Biostatistics, Analytics & Bioinformatics; Flow Cytometry;
Transgenic Animal Models; Tissue and Molecular Pathology; Structure & Drug
Screening; Cell & Tissue Imaging; Experimental Irradiation; Preclinical
Imaging & Computational Analysis; Health Communications; Immune Monitoring;
Pharmacokinetics)

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