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The EPICURE study: a pilot prospective cohort study of heterogeneous and massive data integration in metastatic breast cancer patients

Abstract : Background: Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and the first cancer concerning mortality. Metastatic breast cancer remains a disease with a poor prognosis and about 30% of women diagnosed with an early stage will have a secondary progression. Metastatic breast cancer is an incurable disease despite significant therapeutic advances in both supportive cares and targeted specific therapies. In the management of a metastatic patient, each clinician follows a highly complex and strictly personal decision making process. It is based on a number of objective and subjective parameters which guides therapeutic choice in the most individualized or adapted manner. Methods/design: The main objective is to integrate massive and heterogeneous data concerning the patient's environment, personal and familial history, clinical and biological data, imaging, histological results (with multiomics data), and microbiota analysis. These characteristics are multiple and in dynamic interaction overtime. With the help of mathematical units with biological competences and scientific collaborations, our project is to improve the comprehension of treatment response, based on health clinical and molecular heterogeneous big data investigation. Discussion: Our project is to prove feasibility of creation of a clinico-biological database prospectively by collecting epidemiological, socioeconomic , clinical, biological, pathological, multi-omic data and to identify characteristics related to the overall survival status before treatment and within 15 years after treatment start from a cohort of 300 patients with a metastatic breast cancer treated in the institution.
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Mathilde Colombié, Pascal Jézéquel, Mathieu Rubeaux, Jean-Sébastien Frenel, Frédéric Bigot, et al.. The EPICURE study: a pilot prospective cohort study of heterogeneous and massive data integration in metastatic breast cancer patients. BMC Cancer, BioMed Central, 2021, 21 (1), pp.333. ⟨10.1186/s12885-021-08060-8⟩. ⟨inserm-03218545⟩

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