Cellworks Singula™ TRI Provides Superior OS Predictions for NSCLC Patients Beyond NCCN-guideline Genomic Factors
myCare-203A Personalized Therapy Biosimulation Clinical Study for NSCLC Presented at IASLC 2022 World Conference on Lung Cancer
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., August 9, 2022 – Cellworks Group, Inc., a world leader in Personalized Medicine in the key therapeutic areas of Oncology and Immunology, today announced results from the myCare-203A study, which demonstrate that the Cellworks Biosimulation Platform and SingulaTM Therapy Response Index (TRI) was strongly predictive of Overall Survival (OS) for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients and can provide personalized therapy decision guidance. In the study, SingulaTM Therapy Response Index (TRI) provided patient-specific scores that demonstrated predictive value of OS beyond NCCN-guideline genomic biomarkers, physician-prescribed treatments and standard clinical factors such as the patient’s age and sex.
The results from the myCare-203A clinical study were featured in a poster presentation at the IASLC 2022 World Conference on Lung Cancer hosted by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer and held in Vienna, Austria from August 6-9, 2022.
“The current population-based cancer therapy guidelines do not consider the full biological complexity of an individual patient’s disease and therefore may limit the patient’s duration of therapy response and overall effectiveness of the treatment,” said Dr. Mark Klein, Staff Physician, Hematology/Oncology Section, Minneapolis VA; Associate Professor, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation, University of Minnesota; and Co-Principal Investigator of the myCare-203A clinical study. “In contrast to population-based therapy guidelines, the Cellworks Biosimulation Platform produces personalized therapy predictions for each NSCLC patient based on a patient-specific multi-omic disease model. The myCare-203A study found that the personalized approach of Cellworks SingulaTM TRI produces a more precise therapeutic decision guide for patients with NSCLC.”
“There are multiple approved drugs for treating NSCLC, which makes selecting the most efficacious treatment for each patient more complicated,” said Dr. Apar Kishor Ganti, Staff Physician, VA Nebraska Western Iowa Health Care System; Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology/Hematology, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center; and Co-Principal Investigator of the myCare-203A clinical study. “The myCare-203A study shows us that the Cellworks Biosimulation Platform and SingulaTM TRI can streamline the treatment decision-making process and improve NSCLC patient outcomes through personalized therapy response predictions.”
The Cellworks Biosimulation Platform simulates how a patient's personalized genomic disease model will respond to therapies prior to treatment. The platform is powered by Cellworks groundbreaking Computational Omics Biology Model (CBM), a network of 7,000+ human genes, 30,000+ molecular species and 100+ signaling pathways. As part of the biosimulation process, personalized disease models are created for each patient using their cytogenetic and molecular data as input to the Cellworks CBM. The Cellworks platform analyzes the impact of specific therapies on the patient’s personalized disease model and generates a SingulaTM biosimulation report with Therapy Response Index (TRI) scores from 0 to 100 that predict low to high therapeutic benefit.
myCare-203A Clinical StudyBackground
In this study, the Cellworks Biosimulation Platform and Computational Omics Biology Model (CBM) was used to prospectively generate SingulaTM Therapy Response Index (TRI) scores for a retrospective cohort of 453 NSCLC patients aged 39-87 (22 female, 431 male) from Veterans Affairs facilities, who were treated with physician-prescribed therapies.Methods
Cellworks SingulaTM TRI scores were generated for physician-prescribed therapies and 109 alternate therapies for each patient, enabling selection of optimal therapies with estimates of improvements in median OS compared to standard care. Multivariate Cox Proportional Hazards regression models were used to test the hypothesis that Cellworks SingulaTM TRI provides predictive value of OS above and beyond physician-prescribed treatment, NCCN-guideline genomic biomarkers, patient age and patient sex.Results and Conclusions
Multivariate analyses demonstrated that Cellworks SingulaTM TRI is a significant predictor of OS and provided predictive value of OS above and beyond physician-prescribed treatment, NCCN-guideline genomic biomarkers, patient age and patient sex. These results show that physicians can use Cellworks SingulaTM TRI scores to more precisely guide therapeutic decisions for individual patients with NSCLC.
About Cellworks Group
Cellworks Group, Inc.is a world leader in Personalized Medicine in the key therapeutic areas of Oncology and Immunology. Using innovative multi-omics modeling, computational biosimulation and Artificial Intelligence heuristics, Cellworks predicts the most efficacious therapies for patients. The Cellworks unique biosimulation platform is a unified representation of biological knowledge curated from heterogeneous datasets and applied to finding cures. Backed by UnitedHealth Group, Sequoia Capital, Agilent and Artiman, Cellworks has the world’s strongest trans-disciplinary team of molecular biologists, cellular pathway modelers and software technologists working toward a common goal – attacking serious diseases to improve the lives of patients. The company is based in South San Francisco, California and has a research and development facility in Bangalore, India. For more information, visit www.cellworks.life and follow us on Twitter @cellworkslife.
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