Biomarker-driven prescribing plays an increasingly prominent role in key oncology indications. The choice of therapy for breast cancer has long been informed by the presence of key biomarkers, and EGFR and ALK status are well-established markers for determining treatment in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Treatment of ovarian cancer has only recently begun to benefit from this trend, but the role of biomarkers will continue to evolve in all three indications.
- Biomarkers In Oncology - Access & Reimbursement - Detailed Expanded Analysis Biomarker In Oncology Breast Cancer, Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer, Ovarian Cancer (US)
Author(s): Izabela Ammermann, PhD; Laura Vinuesa, DVM, MSc
Izabela Ammermann, Ph.D., M.Sc., is a business insights analyst in the oncology division at Decision Resources Group. She is a specialist in multiple myeloma and pancreatic cancer and has expertise in chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Dr. Ammermann holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the Technical University of Munich and a M.Sc. in biotechnology from the Polish Academy of Sciences. Prior to joining Decision Resources Group, Dr. Ammermann worked as a postdoctoral research associate (Marie Curie research fellow) at Imperial College London. Dr. Ammermann has published several peer-reviewed papers.
Laura Vinuesa, DVM, M.Sc., is a Senior Business Insights Analyst in the Oncology Division at Decision Resources Group, with expertise in thyroid carcinoma and bladder cancer. Previously, Dr. Vinuesa was an EU Market Access Analyst in the Global Market Access Insights Team at Decision Resources Group. She has expertise in market access, pricing and reimbursement, health technology assessment, and health policy.
Prior to joining Decision Resources, she worked as Market Access & Institutional Relations Analyst at Pfizer in Spain, providing support for the successful market launch of drugs for different areas: cardiovascular, oncology, mental disorder and rare disease. She is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid, and holds a M.Sc. in Clinical Research and Pharmaceutical Medicine from EPHOS - School of PharmaStudies.