The Greatest Challenges in Incorporating Biomarkers into Cancer CareVideo Categories: 2018 ASCO Insights, Biomarkers, and Video Library
Dr David Spigel discusses challenges and solutions to incorporating cancer biomarkers into patient care, including finding pathology resources to do the testing, issues around reimbursement, and educating colleagues on the value and operational aspects of biomarker testing in delivering personalized therapy to patients with cancer.
As more oral oncolytics are developed, choosing the right regimen for prolonged disease-free survival presents a major patient management challenge. Dixie-Lee Esseltine, MD and George Mulligan, PhD explain that healthcare practitioners will have to make informed choices by balancing information emerging across similar trials.
Alexander Bastian speaks about the need for a sustainable model of pricing as related to cancer treatments and drug development. He talks about indication-based pricing or tumor-based pricing—says that is compelling, but not necessarily possible in the US.