ChemoExplorer: A Dashboard for the Visual Analysis of ChemotherapyResponse in Breast Cancer Patients

Nikolaus Karall, Meister Eduard Gröller, Renata Raidou
ChemoExplorer: A Dashboard for the Visual Analysis of ChemotherapyResponse in Breast Cancer Patients
Computer Graphics Forum, 2018. [] [Paper]

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Abstract

In breast cancer chemotherapy treatment, different alternative strategies can be employed. Clinical researchers working on the optimization of chemotherapy strategies need to analyze the progress of the treatment and to understand how different groups of patients respond to selected therapies. This is a challenging task, because of the multitude of imaging and non-imaging health record data involved. We, hereby, introduce a web-based dashboard that facilitates the comparison and analysis of publicly available breast cancer chemotherapy response data, consisting of a follow-up study of 63 patients. Each patient received one of two available therapeutic strategies and their treatment response was documented. Our dashboard provides an initial basis for clinical researchers working on chemotherapy optimization, to analyze the progress of treatment and to compare the response of (groups of) patients with distinct treatment characteristics. Our approach consists of multiple linked representations that provide interactive views on different aspects of the available imaging and non-imaging data. To illustrate the functionality of the ChemoExplorer, we conducted a usage scenario that shows the initial results of our work.

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@article{EuroVis2018-ShortPapers-Karall,
  title =      "ChemoExplorer: A Dashboard for the Visual Analysis of
               ChemotherapyResponse in Breast Cancer Patients",
  author =     "Nikolaus Karall and Meister Eduard Gr\"{o}ller and Renata
               Raidou",
  year =       "2018",
  abstract =   "In breast cancer chemotherapy treatment, different
               alternative strategies can be employed. Clinical researchers
               working on the optimization of chemotherapy strategies need
               to analyze the progress of the treatment and to understand
               how different groups of patients respond to selected
               therapies. This is a challenging task, because of the
               multitude of imaging and non-imaging health record data
               involved. We, hereby, introduce a web-based dashboard that
               facilitates the comparison and analysis of publicly
               available breast cancer chemotherapy response data,
               consisting of a follow-up study of 63 patients. Each patient
               received one of two available therapeutic strategies and
               their treatment response was documented. Our dashboard
               provides an initial basis for clinical researchers working
               on chemotherapy optimization, to analyze the progress of
               treatment and to compare the response of (groups of)
               patients with distinct treatment characteristics. Our
               approach consists of multiple linked representations that
               provide interactive views on different aspects of the
               available imaging and non-imaging data. To illustrate the
               functionality of the ChemoExplorer, we conducted a usage
               scenario that shows the initial results of our work.",
  doi =        "10.2312/eurovisshort.20181077",
  journal =    "Computer Graphics Forum",
  crossref =   "EuroVis2018-ShortPapers-proc",
  pages =      "049-053",
  URL =        "https://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2018/EuroVis2018-ShortPapers-Karall/",
}