International Childhood Cancer Data Partnership


USA - Kentucky Cancer Registry University of Kentucky

Eric B. Durbin, DrPH, MS, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Medicine. 

He serves as the Director of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Kentucky Cancer Registry (KCR). He also serves as Director of the Cancer Research Informatics Shared Resource Facility at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Designated UK Markey Comprehensive Cancer Center. He has over 33 years of experience in population-based cancer surveillance and informatics support for basic, clinical, population, and translational cancer research. His research interests include biomedical informatics methods in cancer surveillance, precision cancer surveillance, and cancer epidemiology.

Dr. Durbin’s current research is focused on the integration of multi–omics data to support decision-making in precision medicine and cancer prevention and control. His research team develops informatics methods to support population-based cancer research and collaborates in the development of machine learning methods to derive clinical biomarkers from narrative medical documents and pathology digital whole slide images. He also leads epidemiological studies exploring environmental, genetic, molecular, and other factors associated with the high incidence rates of childhood brain and central nervous system tumors in Kentucky and Appalachia.

  • November 7 – 2.30pm – 5.15pm
  • November 8 – 10am – 12.30pm
  • November 8 (Wrap-up in panel session) –  2 – 3.30pm

Session: Workshop #2 Interoperability

Role: Facilitator

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