Value of Information Analysis of Multiparameter Tests for Chemotherapy in Early Breast Cancer: The OPTIMA-Prelim Trial

Precision medicine is heralded as offering more effective treatments to smaller targeted patient populations. In breast cancer, adjuvant chemotherapy is standard for patients considered as high-risk after surgery. Molecular tests may identify patients who can safely avoid chemotherapy. The objective of this paper is to use economic analysis before a large-scale clinical trial of molecular testing to confirm the value of the trial and help prioritize between candidate tests as randomized comparators.

Year of Publication: 2017

Authors: Peter Hall, Alison Smith, Claire Hulme, Armando Vargas-Palacios, Andreas Makris, Luke Hughes-Davies, Janet Dunn, John Bartlett, David Cameron, Andrea Marshall, Amy Campbell, Iain Macpherson, Dan Rea, Adele Francis, Helena Earl, Adrienne Morgan, Robert Stein, Christopher McCabe