Surgical Outcomes Analysis And Research
Surgical Outcomes Analysis & Research, SOAR, is a research laboratory of the Department of Surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical School with expertise in outcomes research. SOAR investigates surgical diseases and perioperative outcomes. The group focuses on pancreatic cancer as well as other gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary malignancies. SOAR's goal is to examine quality, delivery, and financing of care in order to have an immediate impact on patient care and system improvements. The group members utilize national health services and administrative databases, as well as prospective institutional tissue-linked databases, to investigate and to address factors contributing to disease outcomes and healthcare disparities.
The work in SOAR incorporates advanced statistical techniques, including logistic regression, prediction score, and decision analysis modeling. Additionally, SOAR participates in groundbreaking pancreatic cancer biomarker discovery. With rigorous proteomic assessment of blood, bile, and pancreatic fluid, they aspire to utilize biomarkers that will enable early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and reliably predict patient response to treatment.
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