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Cancer: Activating Technology for Connected Health

Objective

Advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment have been groundbreaking, and we are now considering some cancers as chronic disease rather than fatal illness. This moves the point of focus in the fight against cancer from sustaining life towards maximizing functional capacity and quality of life (QOL). A critical element in this shift has been the rise of active rehabilitation in the management of cancer. In the past 10-15 years we have seen the emergence of significant evidence for the clinical effectiveness of active rehabilitation in cancer care, both in maximizing functional capacity and QOL, and preventing secondary recurrence. However, many barriers to implementation of active rehabilitation in cancer care exist due to its profound physical and psychological implications.
Technology advances such as gamification based on biofeedback, and neuromuscular electrical stimulation, can help address some of these barriers but much must be done before we can effectively marry the technological capability to the unmet clinical need. In particular we need to understand specific challenges and patient journeys associated with cancer care and how we can help patients to leverage psychological tools to better engage in their own care. We then need to optimize technological tools to meet patients’ rehabilitation needs, and finally, to understand how to bring resultant solutions to market where they can have maximal impact on quality of care. This can only be done by a multidisciplinary programme of research involving close collaboration between researchers in academic, clinical and industry settings.
CATCH is a deep collaboration across academic, business and clinical sectors. Students will benefit from intersectoral secondments, interdisciplinary communication skills, public engagement and outreach while working on a programme of interrelated core research projects addressing gaps in the knowledge and evidence base for technology enabled cancer rehabilitation mentioned above.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Ireland

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 531 349,20

Participants (5)

UNIVERSIDAD DE LA IGLESIA DE DEUSTO ENTIDAD RELIGIOSA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Avenida De Las Universidades 24
48007 Bilbao

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 580 163,76
Address
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ADHERA HEALTH SLU
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Avenida De Los Descubrimientos Edificio Circuito I 1a, Puerta 37b
41927 Mairena Del Aljarafe

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BEACON HOSPITAL SANDYFORD LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 265 674,60
Address
Beacon Court Sandyford Industrial Estate
18 Dublin

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VALERO Y ARBIZU SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Calle Presidente Cardenas 8, Local Oncoavanze
41013 Sevilla

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (5)

LARDIER PASCAL
France
Address
19 Rue Vis
29000 Quimper

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4
6200 MD Maastricht

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IRISH PLATFORM FOR PATIENTS' ORGANISATIONS SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
Ireland
Address
Grove Road 1 La Touche House 1
6 Dublin

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Other
ESCUELA ANDALUZA DE SALUD PUBLICA SA
Spain
Address
Cuesta Del Observatorio Campus Universitario De Cartuja 4
18011 Granada

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN CANCER PATIENT COALITION
Belgium