The article describes the Intensive Trial of OMics in Cancer (ITOMIC), a novel approach to clinical research that brought together 32 researchers from 14 different institutions with a goal to identify potential treatments for a patient with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC)—an especially aggressive subset of breast cancer.
Data4Cure’s Biomedical Intelligence Platform has been used to analyze the data.
ITOMIC, led by C. Anthony Blau, MD, Director of the Center for Cancer Innovation and Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, is an attempt to bring molecular and precision medicine from bench to bedside. Bioinformatics and genomics data analysis is a critical part of this.
ITOMIC aims to characterize and track the molecular features of a tumor, aggregate experts to generate interventions hypotheses, test them in the patient, and learn from these experiences.
“On a molecular level, every cancer is unique,” said Dr. Blau in the press release. “By breaking down institutional barriers, this collaborative study brings a ‘no-holds-barred’ effort to trying to help an individual cancer patient using tools that virtually unite experts from around the world.”
To read the article, please visit the JNCCN website. The publication is cited below.
Blau CA, Ramirez AB, Blau S, Pritchard CC, Dorschner MO, Schmechel SC, Martins TJ, Mahen EM, Burton KA, Komashko VM, Radenbaugh AJ, Dougherty K, Thomas A, Miller CP, Annis J, Fromm JR, Song C, Chang E, Howard K, Austin S, Schmidt RA, Linenberger ML, Becker PS, Senecal FM, Mecham BH, Lee SI, Madan A, Ronen R, Dutkowski J, Heimfeld S, Wood BL, Stilwell JL, Kaldjian EP, Haussler D, Zhu J. A Distributed Network for Intensive Longitudinal Monitoring in Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2016 Jan;14(1):8-17.
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