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iManageCancer - Empowering patients and strengthening self-management in cancer diseases

Objective

Chronic cancer treatment places new demands on patients and families to manage their own care. The iManageCancer project will support this challenge and provide a cancer disease self-management platform designed according to the specific needs of patient groups and focusing on the wellbeing of the cancer patient with special emphasis on psycho-emotional evaluation and self-motivated goals. The platform will be centred in a Personal Health Record that will exploit recent advances on Health Avatars for the individual cancer patient surrounded by mHealth applications designed to encourage the patient, enhance clinician-patient communication, maximise compliance to therapy, inform about drug interactions, and contribute to the management of pain and other side-effects of cancer treatment. The Health Avatar PHR will regularly monitor the psycho-emotional status of the patient and will periodically record the everyday life experiences of the cancer patient with respect to the therapy side effects, while different groups of patients and their families will share information through diaries and clinicians are provided with clinical information. The PHR will help assess adherence to therapy, physiological and psychological status while the platform will recommend targeted informative applications and serious games according to the disease type and psycho-emotional status of the patients in order to promote a positive and healthier psycho-emotional state. The disease management platform will be further complemented by an integrated expert system with formal self-management models that will be oriented to decision support, the management of side-effects, adherence to therapy and guidance for patients including drug dose self-adjustments. The iManageCancer platform will be designed on clinical evidence and in close collaboration of clinical experts, IT specialists and patients and will be assessed in clinical pilots with adult and paediatric cancer patients.

Call for proposal

H2020-PHC-2014-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 952 000

Participants (9)

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 747 500
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAT DES SAARLANDES
Germany
EU contribution
€ 374 500
Address
Campus
66123 Saarbrucken
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 349 637
Address
High Tech Campus 52
5656 AG Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CANCER INTELLIGENCE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 445 000
Address
11 Alma Vale Rd
BS8 2HL Bristol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF BEDFORDSHIRE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 603 750
Address
University Square
LU1 3JU Luton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ISTITUTO EUROPEO DI ONCOLOGIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 464 150
Address
Via Filodrammatici 10
20121 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PROMOTION SOFTWARE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 466 250
Address
Karlstrasse 3
72072 Tubingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 349 637
Address
Guildford Business Park
GU2 8XH Guildford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 103 750
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments