Study: Using big data to help fight a deadly cancer

January 12, 2018 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , ,

Researchers built an algorithm to discern which drugs might best combat patients’ individual cases of acute myeloid leukemia. The statistics are grim. For patients fighting an aggressive form of leukemia known as acute myeloid leukemia, or AML, doctors over the last 40 years have usually used a combination of two drugs to fight the disease, but it seldom cures it. Read More

Cancer trial: Expectation-setting gives way to hope

September 27, 2017 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , ,

Beginning four years ago, 15 women with incurable (metastatic triple-negative) breast cancer were enrolled in a unique clinical trial. It explored one concept of “precision medicine” – the suggestion that the brain power of multiple medical experts and the collection of an immense volume of data about each woman’s condition would yield the most personalized, customized care possible. Read More

"The contribution of the women enrolling in this trial is invaluable and their decision to participate

Study’s ‘panomic’ approach to advanced breast cancer

March 3, 2014 | Categories: Research | Tagged: , , ,

Trial enrollees sought; effort involves sharing tumors’ responses to therapy in massive public online database. Ten women with advanced breast cancer will participate in one of the most intensive clinical trials ever conducted to identify molecular changes in individual tumors and to understand the strategies cancers adopt to escape chemotherapy. The study is seeking enrollees. University of […] Read More