Journal of Medical Systems

, Volume 36, Supplement 1, pp 81–90 | Cite as

LAS: A Software Platform to Support Oncological Data Management

  • Elena Baralis
  • Andrea Bertotti
  • Alessandro FioriEmail author
  • Alberto Grand
Original Paper


The rapid technological evolution in the biomedical and molecular oncology fields is providing research laboratories with huge amounts of complex and heterogeneous data. Automated systems are needed to manage and analyze this knowledge, allowing the discovery of new information related to tumors and the improvement of medical treatments. This paper presents the Laboratory Assistant Suite (LAS), a software platform with a modular architecture designed to assist researchers throughout diverse laboratory activities. The LAS supports the management and the integration of heterogeneous biomedical data, and provides graphical tools to build complex analyses on integrated data. Furthermore, the LAS interfaces are designed to ease data collection and management even in hostile environments (e.g., in sterile conditions), so as to improve data quality.


Biological data management Data integration Web application 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elena Baralis
    • 1
  • Andrea Bertotti
    • 2
    • 3
  • Alessandro Fiori
    • 4
    Email author
  • Alberto Grand
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Automatica e InformaticaPolitecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly
  2. 2.Laboratory of Molecular PharmacologyInstitute for Cancer Research and Treatment (IRCC)CandioloItaly
  3. 3.Department of Oncological SciencesUniversity of Torino Medical SchoolCandioloItaly
  4. 4.Fondazione Piemontese per la Ricerca sul Cancro-Onlus (FPRC)Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment (IRCC)CandioloItaly

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