Complex information system with web-interface Concerning breast cancer

Pyatchanina T.V., Koval A.O., Dvorshchenko O.S., Narolsky M.B.

T.V. Pyatchanina, A.O. Koval, O.S. Dvorshchenko, M.B. Narolsky

R.E. Kavetsky Institute of Experimental Pathology, Oncology, and Radiobiology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

Introduction: Breast cancer (BC) is the most frequent cancer among women with an estimated 17232 new cancer cases diagnosed in 2010 in Ukraine (19.9% of all cancers among women). As a result BC ranks as the first cause of death from cancer among women. BC is an actual social economical problem in Ukraine due to high rates of mortality and disability of women of active working age and requires significant funding. Economic situation in Ukraine gives priority to the prevention of BC, its most important component — increasing awareness of the public. Today a significant amount of information about BC has been accumulated and solution of the problem can be accomplished through the use of up-to-date tools of information, such as electronic information technologies that offer quick access to large amounts of information. The primary tool of obtaining this information is a global Internet network, but a significant amount of different information makes the problem of choosing the right materials more complicated. So there is a need for systematization and generalization of data to create a complex information system concerning BC. Aim: To develop the Ukrainian language information system about prevention, diagnosis and treatment of BC aimed on informing and self-education of Ukrainian population as well as specialists in the medical field. Results: Technical specification for creation of a web-portal (conceptual, logical and physical design), software development, portal and template design, is developed. The site is filled up with thematic material content according to the designed structure. Created web-resource contains information concerning BC, which uses brunched structure of the site and satisfies the information needs of the target audience — specialists in the field of medicine and ordinary citizens. Section of the site target audience, which defines the general population of Ukraine, is devoted to various aspects of BC in women such as questions disclosing BC risk factors, symptoms and diagnosis, primary prevention, clinical classification of tumors and treatment. Module that contains data appointed to provide information to medical specialists reflects the modern aspects of the pathogenesis of hormonal and molecular-genetic features of BC as a result of new post-genomic research. Conclusion: Complex Ukrainian language information system concerning nature, early symptoms, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of BC as well as providing medical specialists with the latest structured scientific data about molecular biology of BC, has been created.

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