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Decision Support and Information Management System for Breast Cancer

Objective

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer affecting woman in the EU. Multidisciplinary Breast Units (BUs) were introduced in order to deal efficiently with breast cancer cases, setting guideline-based quality procedures and a high standard of care. However, daily practice in the BUs is hampered by the complexity of the disease, the vast amount of patient and disease data available in the digital era, the difficulty in coordination, the pressure exerted by the system and the difficulty in deciding on cases that guidelines do not reflect.
DESIREE aims to alleviate this situation by providing a web-based software ecosystem for the personalized, collaborative and multidisciplinary management of primary breast cancer (PBC) by specialized BUs. Decision support will be provided on the available therapy options by incorporating experience from previous cases and outcomes into an evolving knowledge model, going beyond the limitations of the few existing guideline-based decision support systems (DSS). Patient cases will be represented by a novel digital breast cancer patient (DBCP) data model, incorporating variables relevant for decision and novel sources of information and biomarkers of diagnostic and prognostic value, providing a holistic view of the patient presented to the BU through specialized visual exploratory interfaces. The influence of new variables and biomarkers in current and previous cases will be explored by a set of data mining and visual analytics tools, leveraging large amounts of retrospective data.
Iintuitive web-based tools for multi-modality image analysis and fusion will be developed, providing advanced imaging biomarkers for breast and tumor characterization. Finally, a predictive tool for breast conservative therapy will be incorporated, based on a multi-scale physiological model, allowing to predict the aesthetic outcome of the intervention and the healing process, with important clinical and psychological implications for the patients.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/oncology/cancer
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/oncology/cancer/breast cancer
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data mining

Call for proposal

H2020-PHC-2015-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACION CENTRO DE TECNOLOGIAS DE INTERACCION VISUAL Y COMUNICACIONES VICOMTECH
Address
Paseo Mikeletegi Parque Tecnologico De Miramon 57
20009 Donostia San Sebastian
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 586 623,75

Participants (11)

ARIVIS AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 350 250
Address
Einsteinstrasse 10
85716 Unterschleissheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASSISTANCE PUBLIQUE HOPITAUX DE PARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 194 375
Address
3 Avenue Victoria
75000 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
BILBOMATICA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 252 825
Address
C Santiago De Compostela 12 4A Edificio Miribilla
48003 Bilbao
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Exploraciones Radiológicas Especiales S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 168 975
Address
Calle Colon 1, 5A Planta
46004 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION ONKOLOGIKOA FUNDAZIOA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 155 115
Address
Paseo Dr Beguiristain 121
20014 Donostia San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
EU contribution
€ 402 035
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
MEDICAL INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY SINGLE MEMBER PC
Greece
EU contribution
€ 261 466,25
Address
Dhmhtrioy Themeli 20
30200 Mesolongi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SISTEMAS GENOMICOS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 99 125
Address
Ronda G Marconi - Parque Tecnologico De Valencia 6
46980 Paterna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM

Participation ended

United States
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Ezekiel Cullen Building 203
772042022 Houston
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 513 625
Address
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA Coleraine
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE METHODIST HOSPITAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
United States
EU contribution
€ 356 305
Address
Fannin Street 6565
77030 Houston Tx
Activity type
Other