More evidence for prediction model of radiosensitivity


School of Data Science and Analytics

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With the development of precision medicine, searching for potential biomarkers plays a major role in personalized medicine. Therefore, how to predict radiosensitivity to improve radiotherapy is a burning question. The definition of radiosensitivity is complex. Radiosensitive gene/biomarker can be useful for predicting which patients would benefit from radiotherapy. The discovery of radiosensitivity biomarkers require multiple pieces of evidence. A prediction model of breast cancer radiosensitivity based on six genes was established. We had put forward some supplements on the basis of the present study. We found that there were no differences between high- and low-risk scores in the non-radiotherapy group. Patients who received radiotherapy had a significantly better overall survival than non-radiotherapy patients in the predicted low-risk score patients. Furthermore, there was no difference between radiotherapy group and non-radiotherapy group in the high-risk score group. Those results firmly supported the prediction model of radiosensitivity. In addition, building a radiosensitivity prediction model was systematically discussed. Genes of model could be screened by different methods, such as Cox regression analysis, Lasso Cox regression method, random forest algorithm and other methods. In the future, precision radiotherapy might depend on the combination of multi-omics data and high dimensional image data.

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Bioscience reports





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