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An innovative non-contact and harmless screening modality set to change the course of breast cancer detection and patient monitoring

Objective

Female breast cancer is the most diagnosed cancer worldwide. In 2020, the International Agency for Research on Cancer estimated more than 2.26 million new cases of breast cancer. Early detection is crucial to survival; recovery rates approach 90% when detected in early stages. National population-based cancer screening programmes in Europe currently implement 3 standard imaging modalities: mammography, ultrasound and MRI. The downsides of these screening methods include ionising radiation, high costs and high false positive rates in screening results.
Our multidisciplinary consortium of 16 partners from 10 countries aims to contribute to EU’s Mission on Cancer and Beating Cancer Plan by drastically improving the prevention, diagnosis and monitoring of breast cancer while reducing the burden on women and female patients and their families, health care professionals and others who are directly or indirectly affected by breast cancer.
ThermoBreast proposes a new solution for accurate, harmless and non-contact screening, equally applicable for all age groups and breast densities and capable of detecting pre-cancerous states. This risk-free screening technology, recently patented by the project coordinator ThermoMind LTD, can detect vascular anomalies and asymmetry, caused by cancerous growth. It combines innovative screening through multiple sensitive infrared sensors with advanced AI analysis of temporal dynamic thermal patterns. Through its patient-centred integrated diagnostics approach, this project converges intelligent computer vision, blood vessel extraction and tissue analysis with advanced information technology to deliver a medical class 1 device that will be validated in an international multicentre clinical study. To enhance stakeholder participation, ThermoBreast involves end users, SSH experts and a patient organisation in the co-creation of the new screening solution and assesses its health and socio-economic benefits as well as its cost effectiveness. This action is part of the Cancer Mission cluster of projects on ‘Prevention, including Screening’.

Programme(s)

Coordinator

THERMOMIND LTD
Net EU contribution
€ 3 643 125,00
Address
,
Fassuta
Israel

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (14)

CYBER ONE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 187 500,00
Address
Hardenbergstrasse 27
10623 Berlin

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 663 075,00
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 607 725,00
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS GRONINGEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 491 875,00
Address
Hanzeplein 1
9713 GZ Groningen

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Region
Noord-Nederland Groningen Overig Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 407 562,50
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
CANCER PATIENTS EUROPE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 243 750,00
Address
Nijverheidsstraat 24
1000 Brussels

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
ASSUTA MEDICAL CENTERS LTD
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 531 987,00
Address
Habarzel St 20 Ramat Hachayil
69710 Tel Aviv

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUT GUSTAVE ROUSSY
France
Net EU contribution
€ 571 367,25
Address
Rue Camille Desmoulins 39
94805 Villejuif

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Val-de-Marne
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,25
LIETUVOS SVEIKATOS MOKSLU UNIVERSITETO LIGONINE KAUNO KLINIKOS
Lithuania
Net EU contribution
€ 317 500,00
Address
Eiveniu 2
50009 Kaunas

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Region
Lietuva Vidurio ir vakarų Lietuvos regionas Kauno apskritis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
MEDICAL RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT AND HEALTH SERVICES FUND BY THE SHEBA MEDICAL CENTER
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 197 500,00
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 691 938,00
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,75
UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM HEIDELBERG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 167 389,00
Address
Im Neuenheimer Feld 672
69120 Heidelberg

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Heidelberg, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
Univerzitetni klinicni center Maribor
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 297 875,00
Address
Ljubljanska Ulica 5
2000 Maribor

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Region
Slovenija Vzhodna Slovenija Podravska
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
AZIENDA OSPEDALIERA CITTA DELLA SALUTE E DELLA SCIENZA DI TORINO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 411 875,00
Address
Corso Bramante 88 90
10126 Torino

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (2)

ACCELOPMENT SCHWEIZ AG
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Seefeldstrasse 198
8008 Zurich

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
1515 Holcombe
77030 Houston

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data