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Randomised controlled trial to evaluate electronic Symptom Management using the Advanced Symptom Management System (ASyMS) Remote Technology for patients with cancers

Objective

The eSMART programme of work will demonstrate the effects of a real-time, mobile phone based, remote patient monitoring intervention on key patient outcomes and delivery of care provided to people with cancer during and after chemotherapy. Utilising the remote patient monitoring system, the Advanced Symptom Management System (ASyMS), will reduce the symptom burden experienced by patients receiving chemotherapy, improve their quality of life (QoL) during acute treatment and survivorship, and result in changes in clinical practice and improved delivery of care for patients with cancer. eSMART involves 11 European and one American partner as well as cancer care clinicians from all partner countries. A two-group, multicentre, repeated-measures randomised controlled trial (RCT) will be conducted across 16 sites in Europe, 1108 patients will be recruited. Adult (>18 years) patients diagnosed with breast, colorectal cancer or haematological cancers, commencing first-line chemotherapy and planned to receive at least 4 cycles of chemotherapy will be invited to participate. Work will take place in four consecutive phases. Members of the European Cancer Patient Coalition have an integral role as advisors at every stage of the programme to provide advice and feedback and ensure that work is conducted in line with patients’ perspectives and needs. eSMART will demonstrate how delivering patient focused, anticipatory care via technology can improve outcomes for people with cancer whilst simultaneously addressing the increasing demands on acute services across Europe by; enhancing patient outcomes and quality-of-life improvement; promoting of advances in cancer care; reducing social and economic barriers in cancer care; accelerating interoperability and collaboration across Europe and enhancing the economic stimulation of the National Health markets.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/mobile phone
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/oncology/cancer
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/oncology/cancer/breast cancer
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/oncology/cancer/colorectal cancer

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2013-INNOVATION-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 973 659,05
Administrative Contact
David Mcbeth (Dr.)

Participants (13)

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 537 118,17
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
E Kafentzi (Ms.)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 923 469
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Labbett (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 670 747,08
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Donal Doolan (Mr.)
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
United States
EU contribution
€ 367 200
Address
Franklin Street 1111, 12 Floor
94607 Oakland Ca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christine Miaskowski (Prof.)
EUROPEAN CANCER PATIENT COALITION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 119 398,80
Address
Rue Montoyer 40
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Mihaela Militaru (Ms.)
ACADEMISCH MEDISCH CENTRUM BIJ DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
Meibergdreef 15
1105AZ Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eugenie Quartier (Ms.)
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 417 938,61
Address
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Zielinski Christoph (Prof.)
OSLO UNIVERSITETSSYKEHUS HF

Participation ended

Norway
Address
Kirkeveien 166 Tarnbygget
0450 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tone Rustoen (Prof.)
NHS 24 (SCOTLAND)
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 59 996
Address
Fifty Pitches Road 140
G51 4EB Glasgow
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Janne Rasmussen (Ms.)
DOCOBO LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 449 130,38
Address
The Old Granary High Street 21
KT23 4AA Bookham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ingrid Ward (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 101 176,80
Address
Nethergate
DD1 4HN Dundee
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Zoe Kidd (Ms.)
SYKEHUSET INNLANDET HF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 192 869,25
Address
Furnesvegen 26
2382 Brumunddal
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aud Kari Lillehaug (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 187 287,86
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Sega-Buhalis (Mrs.)