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Activity Number: 359 - Contributed Poster Presentations: Biopharmacutical Section
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Biopharmaceutical Section
Abstract #330652
Title: Determination of Optimal Cut-Off Points for Biomarkers in Oncology Research
Author(s): Shu-Pang Huang and Tian Chen* and Ye Feng and Ming Zhou and Ramachandran Suresh
Companies: Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Keywords: biomarker; ROC; cutoff; survival; oncology; immunotherapy

In Oncology research, using biomarkers to identify patients who can benefit from an investigational anti-cancer treatment is becoming increasingly important. For instance, the PD-L1 expression has been utilized broadly in cancer immunotherapy setting. For continuous biomarkers, to determine patient subgroups, it is often necessary to determine cut-off point(s) based on their relationship to clinical responses of interest (e.g., overall survival). To find cut-off values of a continuous biomarker, we consider the following approaches when the response of interest is a survival endpoint: time-dependent receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve, hazard ratio comparing dichotomized groups, and maximum partial likelihood approach. We apply those methods to a historical Phase III study to locate optimal cut-off points for serum IL-8, with covariates information adjusted. In addition, we discuss some practical considerations in finding cut-off points.

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