Cancer 2015: A longitudinal whole-of-system study of genomic cancer medicine

David M. Thomas, Stephen Fox, Paula K. Lorgelly, David Ashley, Gary E. Richardson, Lara Lipton, John P Parisot, Mark Lucas, John McNeil, Michael Wright, for the Cancer 2015 Investigators

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1429-1432
Number of pages4
JournalDrug Discovery Today
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015

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