From 21/11/2023 To 21/11/2023

Starts at 17:00 until 18:00

DKTK Tech Talk: Real world Clinical Cancer Data for Your Research: State of the Art 2023 (Dr. Janne Vehreschild)

  • Address: Virtual
  • Language: English
  • Registration necessary: Yes

DKTK School of Oncology Tech Talk 
with Dr. Janne Vehreschild

Speaker Clinical Communication Platform (CCP) of the DKTK
Tuesday 21.11.23 | 17:00 - 18:00 via Zoom

Join our third DKTK School of Oncology Tech Talk in 2023 with Dr. Janne Vehreschild who will talk about "Real world Clinical Cancer Data for Your Research: State of the Art 2023". After his presentation there will be ample opportunity to ask questions to the speaker and to engage in a lively discussion.
Even in Germany, digitalization in healthcare is slowly, but steadily on the rise, bringing new opportunities for data-driven research. Numerous public and private initiatives are competing to be the first to gain (and hopefully provide) access to comprehensive datasets of data from clinical routine and/or biosamples, but actual available sources remain limited. Once obtained, real-world data (RWD) comes with considerable strengths: case numbers can be extremely high and allow analysis of rare subpopulations and testing of complex hypotheses and/or definition of complex phenotypes of disease und treatment courses. In general, once data processes and interfaces have been successfully established, real-world data can be fast and cheap, without the need to establish complex study groups with protocols and electronic data capture systems for a prospective data collection. However, RWD also has inherent limitations regarding data quality and completeness, and also has intrinsic biases that need to be considered before jumping to conclusions. In this seminar, we take a tour through the risks and chances of RWD and where you can find them, with a focus on the Clinical Communication Platform of the German Cancer Consortium.

The Talk will take place online via Zoom.
Registered participants will receive the login information.
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Dr. Janne Vehreschild (Speaker DKTK Clinical Communication Platform)
Vehreschild is Associate Professor at the University of Cologne, Attending Physician (Oberarzt) for hematology/oncology and infectious diseases at the 2nd Department of Internal Medicine at the University Hospital of Frankfurt, research group leader and principal investigator at the German Centre for Infection Research (DZIF), and speaker of the Clinical Communication Platform (CCP) of the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK). The DKTK CCP is an information hub for translational cancer research that enables researchers to access patient data and biospamples from routine care and research across sites and promotes data-driven research through the activities of the DKTK Clinical Data Science Group. Vehreschild's research group "Cohorts in Infection and Cancer Research" ( harbors all components of data-driven health research and coordinates national and international cohort consortia such as the German National Cohort COVID-19 (, the Lean European Open Survey on SARS-CoV-2 (LEOSS, and the Translational Platform HIV (