Navigation Links
Mathematical models out-perform doctors in predicting cancer patients' responses to treatment
Date:4/19/2013

cceed if prediction models are used in clinical practice. We have shown that current models already outperform doctors. Therefore, this study can be used as a strong argument in favour of using prediction models and changing current clinical practice," said Dr Oberije.

"Correct prediction of outcomes is important for several reasons," she continued. "First, it offers the possibility to discuss treatment options with patients. If survival chances are very low, some patients might opt for a less aggressive treatment with fewer side-effects and better quality of life. Second, it could be used to assess which patients are eligible for a specific clinical trial. Third, correct predictions make it possible to improve and optimise the treatment. Currently, treatment guidelines are applied to the whole lung cancer population, but we know that some patients are cured while others are not and some patients suffer from severe side-effects while others don't. We know that there are many factors that play a role in the prognosis of patients and prediction models can combine them all."

At present, prediction models are not used as widely as they could be by doctors. Dr Oberije says there are a number of reasons: some models lack clinical credibility; others have not yet been tested; the models need to be available and easy to use by doctors; and many doctors still think that seeing a patient gives them information that cannot be captured in a model. "Our study shows that it is very unlikely that a doctor can outperform a model," she concluded.

President of ESTRO, Professor Vincenzo Valentini, a radiation oncologist at the Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli, Rome, Italy, commented: "The booming growth of biological, imaging and clinical information will challenge the decision capacity of every oncologist. The understanding of the knowledge management sciences is becoming a priority for radiation oncologists in order for them to tailor their choices to
'/>"/>

Contact: Emma Mason
wordmason@mac.com
European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO)
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Weizmann Institutes mathematical model may lead to safer chemotherapy
2. Simple mathematical computations underlie brain circuits
3. Actors, Models and Talent for Christ (AMTC) Prepares for Atlanta Auditions on Monday, April 29th
4. Actors, Models and Talent For Christ Chooses Green Bay for Talent Auditions April 20th
5. Dallas Prepares for Actors, Models and Talent for Christ Talent Auditions April 20th
6. Colorado Springs Gets Ready for Actors, Models and Talent for Christ (AMTC) Auditions on April 13th
7. Actors, Models and Talent for Christ Sets Up Auditions in Three Colorado Cities
8. Agios research demonstrates the effects of mutant IDH1 and IDH2 inhibitors in primary tumor models
9. Actors, Models and Talent for Christ - Announce New Audition Sites for Up and Coming Talent of All Ages
10. Bitter melon juice prevents pancreatic cancer in mouse models
11. NHPCO Brings 100 Hospice Leaders Together to Create Future Care Delivery Models
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/23/2014)... NY, April 23, 2014Men whose testosterone falls below normal ... to be overweight and have heart disease and type ... identify testosterone-deficient men for further testing and possible treatment ... Men,s Health , a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann ... the Journal of Men,s Health website at ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... potential health benefits of probiotics, antioxidants and other nutritional ... the chemical industry is getting in on the action. ... growth, so the industry is responding with clinical research ... story in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), ... , Melody M. Bomgardner, a senior editor at C&EN, ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... A team of scientists led by a researcher from ... the National University of Singapore has identified the cancer ... opens up the possibility of developing new drugs for ... cancers. , The research group, led by Dr Chan ... for the first time that a cancer-specific variant of ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... known as Ritalin, may prevent the depletion of self-control, ... a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. , ... or trying to focus attention on a boring textbook ... potential explanation for this difficulty: Exerting self-control for a ... self-control effectively on subsequent tasks. , "It is as ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) today ... the launch of the New Jersey Innovation Institute ... model for business innovation through the leveraging of ... U.S. Senator Cory Booker, Panasonic Corp. of North ... Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, New Jersey Secretary of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Scientists identify cancer specific cell for potential treatment of gastric cancer 2Health News:Scientists identify cancer specific cell for potential treatment of gastric cancer 3Health News:ADHD drug may help preserve our self-control resources 2Health News:Government and industry leaders herald launch of NJIT's New Jersey Innovation Institute 2
... York, June 11 XTL,Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq: XTLB ... General Meeting ("AGM") and Extraordinary General,Meeting ("EGM"). The AGM ... at,the Company,s Israeli offices at Building 3, Kiryat Weizmann ... and 4:30 p.m. Israel time,respectively, on July 17, 2008., ...
... Leaders of the,United American Nurses, AFL-CIO, announced today that ... president of the United States,and will be working to ensure ... look at the candidates and listening to our,staff nurse members ... best,choice to make sure that the needs of staff nurses, ...
... WHAT: Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of ... of Health (NIH), will be honored by President George W. ... House ceremony next Thursday, June 19, 2008. , ... his life to expanding the horizons of human knowledge. His ...
... with history of snoring, apnea , , WEDNESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay ... develop a sleep-related breathing disorder, says a University of Virginia ... months to 18 years, who were referred to a pediatric ... had an increased frequency of snoring. , The children,s neck ...
... biological sciences major, earned first place at the ... poster presentation about proteins in the smooth muscle ... The presentation was titled, "Modulation of Cardiovascular Gap ... Tri-Beta is the national biological sciences honor society., ...
... 2008: At least 50% of recent onset rheumatoid arthritis ... symptoms) within 36 weeks when following a systematic approach ... according to results of a study presented today at ... Against Rheumatism in Paris, France. Results of this study ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Notification of Annual General Meeting and Extraordinary General Meeting 2Health News:National Staff Nurses Union Endorses Obama for President; UAN Leaders Cite Obama's Commitment to Working Families, Health Care Solutions 2Health News:Children's Neck Size Associated With Sleep Disorders 2Health News:50 percent of recent onset RA patients become free of signs and symptoms within 36 weeks 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces ... is available in its catalogue: ... Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p01941928/Global-Markets-and-Technologies-for-Advanced-Drug-Delivery-Systems----Focus-on-Routes-of-Administration.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Drug_Delivery_Technology ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... N.J. , Jan. 14, 2014 InformEx, ... and sellers of high-value chemistry, will hold the 30 th ... Miami Beach Convention Center from January 21-24. ... 3,500 attendees from top pharmaceutical, fine chemical and specialty chemical ...
(Date:1/14/2014)...   NuAire , a manufacturer of ergonomically designed laboratory equipment ... of Japan to sell and service ... . NuAire will utilize its network of sales professionals throughout ... to offer assistance in application use, product benefits and features, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 2Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 4Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 5Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 6Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 7Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 8Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 9Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 10Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 11Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 12Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 13Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 14Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 15Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 16Media Advisory: InformEx 2014 Events & Speaker Lineup for 30th Edition Conference in Miami Beach 2NuAire announces sales and service of Hitachi Koki centrifuges in North America 2
... DPX Duo is a SmartBeam platform providing ... measurements of the two most clinical sites ... and at a low radiation dose., ... on Windows, optimizes productivity and ensures consistant ...
... the highly respected single-source CT solution, from ... plaque. With its proprietary STRATON X-ray tube, ... of 0.33s, virtually freezing the hearts motion. ... delivers unprecedented diagnostic detail with up to ...
... Blood Pressure Monitoring System (ABPM) allows health ... blood pressure throughout the day. ABPM therapy ... hypertension and the data generated can be ... compact monitor has sophisticated tracking capabilities to ...
... on Philips' iSyntax technology, which uniquely solves ... image data sets using standard desktop PCs, ... new infrastructure is required. iSite Enterprise delivers ... displayed view, making Philips' image delivery method, ...
Medicine Products: