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Developing a Clinico-Molecular Test for Individualized Treatment of Ovarian Cancer: The interplay of Precision Medicine Informatics with Clinical and Health Economics Dimensions.


We report recent progress in the development of a precision test for individualized use of the VEGF-A targeting drug bevacizumab for treating ovarian cancer. We discuss the discovery model stage (i.e., past feasibility modeling and before conversion to the production test). Main results: (a) Informatics modeling plays a critical role in supporting driving clinical and health economic requirements. (b) The novel computational models support the creation of a precision test with sufficient predictivity to reduce healthcare system costs up to $30 billion over 10 years, and make the use of bevacizumab affordable without loss of length or quality of life.

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