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Multilevel and multiscale modeling approach for VPH-based prediction of oral cancer reoccurrences. Results of the FP7 NeoMark project

 
: Martinelli, Elena; Poli, Tito; Exarchos, Konstantinos; Steger, Sebastian

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IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society -EMBS-:
IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, BHI 2014 : Valencia, Spain, 1 - 4 June 2014
Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-4799-2131-7
ISBN: 978-1-4799-2132-4
pp.781-784
International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI) <2, 2014, Valencia>
English
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IGD ()
image fusion; oral cancer; medical image processing

Abstract
In this work we present the approach adopted to stratify patients at high vs. low risk for reoccurrence of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC) and to model the disease progression after remission. For this purpose we developed a multiscale and multilevel model, which integrates thousands of heterogeneous data including genomics, collected by means of innovative technologies such as Point-of-Care (PoC) Real Time PCR and lab-on-chip and advanced image fusion techniques. The realized predictive model produced a bio-signature of high-risk patients and identified a set of biomarkers from tumor tissues and blood cells, indicative of potential disease reoccurrence. The NeoMark predictive model was trained and initially validated in a multicentre pilot study (three European clinical centers involved in Italy and in Spain) on a cohort of 86 patients affected by OSCC with a minimum follow up of 12 months. We discuss how the disease bio-profile identified by NeoMark was considered extremely useful by the clinicians to evaluate the risk of disease reoccurrence of a patient at the time of diagnosis and to provide a "tailored therapy" to each case.

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