Boston Medical Center – Thyroid Cancer

Professor Angela Leung

Building the Boston Medical Center thyroid cancer registry

Options: Volunteer Basis, Independent Funding Available, Potential for UROP Funding, Potential for Work-Study Funding, Potential for Academic Credit

Thyroid cancer is the most common endocrine cancer.  We are interested in setting up a registry of all patients with thyroid cancer who have ever been managed at Boston Medical Center (BMC) since the start of the hospital’s electronic medical record system since approximately 2002.  This database will serve as a rich resource for future investigators who wish to study the factors that are important in thyroid cancer persistence and recurrence, and the variables related to the patient, the disease, and/or the treatment which influence thyroid cancer progression and prognosis.

This UROP opportunity will be to complement the work of a research assistant we have hired to assist in setting up the registry.  Upon the approval of the Institutional Review Board, you will be granted access to individual patients’ charts who have had a diagnosis of thyroid cancer at BMC.  The objective will be to record specific demographic information related to the patient’s thyroid cancer care at BMC into a Microsoft Access database.  There may be the possiblity to accessing both the patients’ charts and the database remotely.

To qualify for the research opportunity, you should:
- have basic computer skills
- possess excellent organization skills and attention to detail
- potentially have an interest in pursuing a medical career
- preferably, you may have background or experience with data entry

Please contact Dr. Leung with any questions.

Angela Leung, MD, MSc
Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition
Boston Medical Center

Jennifer Rosen, MD
Department of Surgery
Boston Medical Center

UROP Information

The UROP Application is now open for Spring 2015 applications

Spring 2015 Funding Applications will be due on December 4th at noon

Spring 2015 UROP applicants will be notified in early January