Assessment of genetic mutations is an essential element in the modern era of personalized cancer treatment. Our strategy is focused on 'multiple network analysis' in which we try to improve cancer diagnostics by using biological networks. Genetic alterations in some important hubs or in driver genes such as BRAF and TP53 play a critical role in regulating many important molecular processes. Most of the studies are focused on the analysis of the effects of single mutations, while tumors often carry mutations of multiple driver genes. The aim of this work is to define an innovative bioinformatics pipeline focused on the design and analysis of networks (such as biomedical and molecular networks), in order to: (1) improve the disease diagnosis; (2) identify the patients that could better respond to a given drug treatment; and (3) predict what are the primary and secondary effects of gene mutations involved in human diseases.

A multiple network-based bioinformatics pipeline for the study of molecular mechanisms in oncological diseases for personalized medicine

Dotolo, Serena;Marabotti, Anna;De Luca, Antonella;Facchiano, Angelo;Tagliaferri, Roberto
2021-01-01

Abstract

Assessment of genetic mutations is an essential element in the modern era of personalized cancer treatment. Our strategy is focused on 'multiple network analysis' in which we try to improve cancer diagnostics by using biological networks. Genetic alterations in some important hubs or in driver genes such as BRAF and TP53 play a critical role in regulating many important molecular processes. Most of the studies are focused on the analysis of the effects of single mutations, while tumors often carry mutations of multiple driver genes. The aim of this work is to define an innovative bioinformatics pipeline focused on the design and analysis of networks (such as biomedical and molecular networks), in order to: (1) improve the disease diagnosis; (2) identify the patients that could better respond to a given drug treatment; and (3) predict what are the primary and secondary effects of gene mutations involved in human diseases.
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