Argos is a data exploration and visualization portal for the Hutch Integrated Data Repository & Archive (HIDRA), a collaborative effort of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/University of Washington Cancer Consortium. HIDRA provides a centralized and standardized way to securely distribute data for every patient and research subject of the Consortium – approximately 335,000 historical individuals as of late 2014, with over 5000 new patients annually. HIDRA aims to help Consortium scientists and physicians learn from every patient who is diagnosed or treated at the Center and translate this information into individually-tailored treatments, new hypotheses, innovative clinical trials, and larger-scale studies.
Researchers and clinicians can use the HIDRA Argos portal to pursue precision oncology by efficiently accessing and analyzing a larger volume and variety of related data than was previously possible. For example, they can compare genetic markers for an individual tumor with rich historical data to explore which treatments were effective for cancers with similar markers.
Argos is an extension to the LabKey Server open-source platform. It has been designed to be adaptable to the needs of other research organizations.