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02 2018 BMC medical genomics

Unearthing new genomic markers of drug response by improved measurement of discriminative power.

Auteurs

Dang CC, Peón A, Ballester PJ

Résumé

Oncology drugs are only effective in a small proportion of cancer patients. Our current ability to identify these responsive patients before treatment is still poor in most cases. Thus, there is a pressing need to discover response markers for marketed and research oncology drugs. Screening these drugs against a large panel of cancer cell lines has led to the discovery of new genomic markers of in vitro drug response. However, while the identification of such markers among thousands of candidate drug-gene associations in the data is error-prone, an appraisal of the effectiveness of such detection task is currently lacking.

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