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Cancer 2015: a longitudinal, whole of system study of genomic cancer medicine


Genomic cancer medicine promises revolutionary change in oncology. The impacts of 'personalized medicine', based upon a molecular classification of cancer and linked to targeted therapies, will extend from individual patient outcomes to the health economy at large. To address the 'whole-of-system' impact of genomic cancer medicine, we have established a prospective cohort of patients with newly diagnosed cancer in the state of Victoria, Australia, about whom we have collected a broad range of clinical, demographic, molecular, and patient-reported data, as well as data on health resource utilization. Our goal is to create a model for investigating public investment in genomic medicine that maximizes the cost:benefit ratio for the Australian community at large.

Type Journal
Authors Thomas, D.M.; Fox, S.; Lorgelly, P.K.; Ashley, D.; Richardson, G.; Lipton, L.; Parisot, J. P.; Lucas, M.; McNeil, J.; Wright M for the Cancer 2015 Investigators, .;
Responsible Garvan Author Prof David Thomas
Published Date 2015-12-01
Published Volume 20
Published Issue 12
Published Pages 1429-32
Status Published in-print
DOI 10.1016/j.drudis.2015.10.009.
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