A user-friendly informatics tool which can recommend specific cancer therapies

April 25, 2019

In the current era of precision cancer medicine, many forms of therapy will target an individual’s particular cancer profile. Considerations for this form of treatment often include one’s medical history, cancer stage, sex, and age. More specifically, molecular profiling is a form of screening which pinpoints specific biomarkers on a cancer cell.

Often times, to reach a decision on unconventional therapy recommendations, a physician will have to sort through an extensive amount of research to determine the best possible treatment plan. The goal in this study, therefore, is to increase the amount of options available for targeted therapies through the CDGnet (Cancer-Drug-Gene network). Although currently only being used for research purposes, a prototype of this tool can be found at: http://epiviz.cbcb.umd.edu/shiny/CDGnet/.

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