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Applicability of network analysis to pathways of care for cancer patients

Nigel G. Pearce

Applicability of network analysis to pathways of care for cancer patients

by Nigel G. Pearce

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Published by UMIST in Manchester .
Written in English


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StatementNigel G. Pearce ; supervised by Ruth Boaden.
ContributionsBoaden, Ruth., School of Management.
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Open LibraryOL17319698M

Clinical pathways are detailed, evidence-based processes for delivering cancer care for specific patient presentations, including the state and stage of disease. A regimen for treatment is specified, including the names of the drugs, dosing levels, and schedule for administration, according to by: Pathway analysis approaches are used to discern the biological processes underlying cancer development, as it reduces the complexity, and genomic disruptions are easier to interpret in terms of.

A recent survey conducted by CancerCare of more than 1, breast, colon, lung and prostate cancer patients diagnosed within the past five years found that the vast majority had not heard the term “clinical pathway”. Even after it was defined, fewer than half claimed to be familiar with the term. Clinical pathways are multidisciplinary care plans that provide specific guidance on the. Our software will be evaluated on two common cancers: breast cancer and multiple myeloma and will be made freely available for non-commercial uses. We believe that the software developed as a result of this work will be widely applicable to a variety of cancer types, to the benefit of clinicians and the patients that they care for.

Cancer is always difficult to treat because of the severity of the underlying disease and the complexity of the care management that will follow. Current knowledge, even if it has improved the patients’ comfort and survival, has made the care pathways more : Mario Di Palma. Last month, we examined integrated care pathways in general (Bryan et al, ). This paper takes a closer look at the breast-care pathway at Salisbury and its impact on the nurse’s role. This pathway leads patients from their GP into hospital, returning them diagnosed and treated to their GP. It .


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Applicability of network analysis to pathways of care for cancer patients by Nigel G. Pearce Download PDF EPUB FB2

Pathway and network analyses have been applied to cancer data sets to find driver genes and pathw17, to identify hidden tumor subtypes distinguished by common patterns of network alterat to propose cancer mechanisms and biomark18, and to identify key regulators of cancer-related gene netwoCited by: pathway/network-based methods provide a more effective and accurate means for cancer biomarker discovery.

Increasingly, pathway and network-based analyses are applied to omics data to gain more in-sight into the underlying biological function and processes, such as cell signaling and metabolic path-ways as well as gene regulatory networks [].

The Cancer Support Community has published a position paper on the use of cost-containment measures which includes clinical pathways. In terms of clinical pathways in particular, we feel that: Clinical pathways should be based on evidence. Clinical pathways should not interfere with the ability of the health care team to provide personalized medicine.

Data used for determining clinical pathways should be transparent, to both the health care team and patients. Applying a novel network analytic approach to a large database of patients’ views of their care allowed us to examine the interplay and pathways between global satisfaction ratings of care and the meeting of specifically timed information needs through the cancer by: 2.

"Supportive care for patients with disrupted lives before cancer diagnosis". Patients who have experienced disruptive life events before cancer diagnosis is a special sub-group with different needs.

Based on interview- and work-shop data we explore these patients’ accounts of how they shaped their individual patient pathways.

Lead: A Salamonsen. Optimal Cancer Care Pathways, starting in – Optimal Cancer Care Pathways are cancer-specific guides to the best cancer care, developed for 15 different cancer types. All 15 pathways are based on the best available evidence and have been developed through consultation with a wide range of expert multidisciplinary teams.

This Analysis surveys several major cancer systems biology approaches with attention to how well their resulting network maps cover, and enhance, our knowledge of cancer : Brent M. Kuenzi, Trey Ideker. Pathway and Network Analysis of Cancer Genomes Article (PDF Available) in Nature Methods June with 1, Reads How we measure 'reads'.

The project uses Predict Do Study (PDSA) cycles to refine the components of the care pathway and improve care. It is unique in trying to change the process of cancer care delivery in the UK.

Integrated care pathways. An integrated care pathway is a map of the process involved in managing a common clinical condition or situation. practice, and more recently, help providers identify patients who might benefit from personalized treatments.

• Clinical pathways are an example of a tool that may be used to standardize care and treatment protocols. Clinical Pathways. are a method for managing patient care File Size: 1MB. The application of a network approach to health-related quality of life (hrqol): introducing a new method for assessing hrqol in healthy adults and cancer patients.

Qual. Life. Res. 25, – Cited by: 3. Cancer Patients, Cancer Pathways Historical and Sociological Perspectives. Editors (view affiliations) Carsten Timmermann; About this book. cancer care children English Europe experiment information management neoliberalism research sociology state therapy treatment women.

Objective To examine how different pathways to diagnosis of colorectal cancer may be associated with the experience of subsequent care.

Design Patient survey linked to information on diagnostic route. English patients with colorectal cancer (analysis sample n=) who responded to a patient survey soon after their hospital treatment. Main outcome measures Odds Ratios and adjusted Cited by: 8.

CanTest Social Network Analysis. A study to demonstrate the impact of the CanTest Collaborative in strengthening the research community for early cancer diagnosis in primary care – quantitative and qualitative research techniques used in Social Network Analysis will be used to track the growth and development of the CanTest Network throughout the 5-year collaboration.

Cancer care pathways outline the best cancer care for specific cancer types (Cancer Council Victoria ). Localising a pathway refers to overlaying local services and referral paths onto the Optimal Care Pathway.

Localised cancer care pathways provide a valuable tool to guide healthcare delivery and. these analysis techniques and show where they guide mechanistic and translational investigations. As sequencing costs continue to decrease, it is becoming.

common to assay genomic information from a cohort of cancer patients at the level of single-nucleotide vari. Substantial gaps exist between clinical practice and evidence-based cancer care, potentially leading to adverse clinical outcomes and decreased quality of life for cancer patients.

This study aimed to evaluate the usefulness of clinical pathways as a tool for improving quality of cancer care, using breast, colon, and rectal cancer pathways as by: Coverage restrictions encourage patients to follow a certain care pathway within a network of health care providers that contract with insurers.

Historically, the French health care system is characterized by the founding principle of liberty: liberty both for physicians to practice and for patients to use health care Cited by: with care, are examined using an emerging network analytic method pioneered in clinical psychology and psychopathology studies, referred to as a psychological network It is applied for the first time to aggregated data drawn from extensive questionnaires of cancer patients’ experiences with their by: 2.

Researchers have studied physicians sharing patients, patient satisfaction, healthcare teams, and networks of physicians providing hospital care.

Network analysis. Using clinical pathways offer a number of clinical and financial benefits to community oncology practices, including the following: Access to the latest medical research. Oncologists want to provide the best available care to their patients, but it’s hard to keep up with the medical breakthroughs in cancer care.

Triggers for palliative care referrals Patients who received palliative care along with standard treatment for advanced cancer reported having a better quality of life and mood than patients .Cancer Institute NSW Cancer Care Pathways Mapping and Dissemination Toolkit HPRM# E16/ 3 Appendix A: Stakeholder Identification, Engagement and Communications Matrix This matrix can help you to list individuals and groups you consider stakeholders in .