139PPatient ’s perspective on digital biomarkers in advanced urologic malignancies

AbstractBackgroundDigital biomarkers allow for continuous remote patient monitoring and will potentially change the way healthcare is provided and clinical trials are designed. We conducted a study to identify current preferences and interest in digital biomarkers in patients with advanced urological cancers.MethodsWe included 80 patients undergoing systemic therapy for advanced urologic malignancies at our institution. A questionnaire was developed to survey the current access to online information and digital technologies and to rate preferences on a scale from 1 (does not apply) to 5 (fully applies). Statistical analysis was performed by Chi-square test and unpaired t-test.Results26% of the cohort presented with prostate cancer (PC), 38% with urothelial cancer (UC) and 36% with renal cell carcinoma (RCC). 69% of patients researched medical information about their disease online, 85% of PC patients, 72% of RCC patients, and 53% of UC respectively. 63% of all patients use smartphones and 9% wearables. Smartphone usage is most common in RCC patients (76%) followed by PC (66%) and UC (46%) patients while wearables are used by 7% of RCC, 5% of PC, and 13% of UC patients, respectively. In our cohort RCC patients are younger (Mean 63.3 years) than PC patients (Mean 69.3 years) and UC patients (Mean 68.3 years). The percentage of patients seeking information online and using smartphones or wearables is significantly higher in patients under the age of 75 (p  
Source: Annals of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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