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Marc Halfmann, Holger Stenzhorn, Peter Gerjets, Oliver Kohlbacher, and Uwe Oestermeier (2018)

User-Driven Development of a Novel Molecular Tumor Board Support Tool

In: DILS 2018: Data Integration in the Life Sciences, ed. by Sören AuerMaria-Esther Vidal, vol. 11371, pp. 195-199, Springer. Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

Nowadays personalized medicine is of increasing importance, especially in the field of cancer therapy. More and more hospitals are conducting molecular tumor boards (MTBs) bringing together experts from various fields with different expertise to discuss patient cases taking into account genetic information from sequencing data. Yet, there is still a lack of tools to support collaborative exploration and decision making. To fill this gap, we developed a novel user interface to support MTBs. A task analysis of MTBs currently held at German hospitals showed, that there is less collaborative exploration during the meeting as expected, with a large part of the information search being done during the MTB preparation. Thus we designed our interface to support both situations, a single user preparing the MTB and the presentation of information and group discussion during the meeting.