No common repository for cancer-specific clinical research data to support translational research exists. Programs have developed individual mechanisms for extracting, recording, and using clinical research data, which unnecessarily complicates cancer research.

The Clinical Cancer Research System aggregates all clinical and research investigations into one searchable database. This database is easy to maintain and simplifies information retrieval, which allows researchers to share basic patient information across cancer groups and complete cross-study analyses. The database also provides robust security that allows for separation and protection of patient and research information.