NGS and TME for Evidence-based Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer

2016-05-11 00:08:21 | BioPortfolio


The tumor tissue of patients with pancreatic cancer will be submitted to next-generation sequencing (NGS) and these data will be evaluated with an oncology treatment decision support (TDS) software tool that is a medicinal product class 1 (CE-marked). This software will make evidence-based suggestions for drugs likely to be effective, ineffective, or toxic (FDA approved biomarkers). For patients fit for second-line therapy, the resulting recommendations will be judged by the tumor board.


Tumor tissue of patients (surgical resection, biopsy) will be used for SWEDAC-certified DNA extraction and NGS. Pseudonymised sequencing data will be fed into a TDS software tool (TreatmentMAP™, Molecular Health) and based on published evidence, suggestions will be made, graded into NCCN categories of approved drugs in indication or otherwise, clinical evidence or experimental. Same with anticipated inefficacy. In addition, FDA-approved biomarkers for toxicity will be analysed. This information is taken to the tumor board for making a decision whether this information is useful and eventually to recommend a treatment for a given patient.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective


Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma




Enrolling by invitation


Karolinska University Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-05-11T00:08:21-0400

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