CADP Portal

Client Situation

The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI’s) new Clinical Assay Development Program (CADP) has been designed to identify promising tests, assess the needs for further development, and provide services to facilitate optimization of analytical performance. The CADP is responsible for establishing clinical validity so that the clinical utility of the assay can be evaluated in well-designed clinical studies. The overall goal of the CADP is to create an efficient process to develop diagnostic tests that will address clinical needs, including co-development of targeted agents and predictive markers. The mission of the CADP is to improve patient outcomes by enabling the use of molecular features of malignancies to guide treatment.

The ability to improve patient outcomes will depend on the availability of tests that permit treatments to be optimized and tailored to an individual’s needs. A major challenge to realizing this goal lies in optimizing the analytical performance of the proposed tests and evaluating their clinical utility. To date few tests have met the standards needed to convince the clinical community that they can be used to make treatment decisions that will improve outcomes. 

The Digital Infuzion Solution

Digital Infuzion understands that such research projects are complex and they consist of large amounts of data used for analytics and improving outcomes.  These projects require effective communication, collaboration and governance to make positive decisions and manage risks early on during the project.

Digital Infuzion was engaged to collaborate with Cancer Diagnosis Program (CDP)/CADP stakeholders, and designed a scalable solution to effectively manage their on-going and future projects. Our solution empowers the researchers to focus on scientific discovery, and provide vital project information easily and effectively.

The Digital Infuzion project team understood the business process and project management practices to implement a Project Management and Collaboration portal, based on CADP’s current technology to minimize the learning curve for project teams, and provide project health monitoring dashboards and indicators to provide vital information to project managers in a simple and clear manner. The portal provided additional capabilities such as a document repository, version control, discussion area, etc. Above all, project management processes were tailored, simplified and flowed consistently to enable follow through for project teams.

Benefits

  • Dashboard provided vital project information in real time
  • Stakeholders were able to effectively manage project and communication was seamless
  • Collaboration tools saved time and improved project outcomes
  • Centralized repository enabled efficient document review and archiving
  • Tailored processes improved overall efficiency