The National Cancer Institute has developed a Web-based application that could enable cancer scientists to enroll 1 million women into a nationwide breast cancer patient study via the Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid, a cancer research sharing network. Through the Web-based application, "researchers will be able to ask questions of the enrollees almost in real time and begin to get responses also in almost real time," said Ken Buetow, the director of NCI's Center for Bioinformatics and Information Technology.

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