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ONCOMMUNITIES
Online cancer support communities

Challenge

One of the major new challenges posed by the current digital society in cancer is: how to build a therapeutic social alliance/community between citizens and health providers to manage and support chronic diseases in a sustainable continuum of care in Europe? Online health communities have been proposed as an excellent potential solution because they facilitate bringing care home. This is one of the core aims of the European Cancer Commission. Currently, only a minority of cancer survivors has access to proper evidence-based health education and psychosocial care in cancer (less than 15%). The clear majority of cancer survivors (80-90%) search spontaneously in the internet information to cope with and manage cancer symptoms or to find psychosocial support. Health education and psychosocial care reduce costs in sick leaves, psychotropic medication and facilitates treatment adherence when interventions are guided for health professionals.

Solution

Oncocommun is an innovative platform to improve healthcare in cancer. This integral cancer care tool supported by the Catalan Government will merge social nets, videoconference and monitoring platforms in a stepped educational and psychosocial care interventions. This holistic approach can reduce 1/3 the sick leaves and optimize the healthcare resources.

Objectives, Activities and Results expected / achieved

In update

Project Reference

Call 19046

Funding

EIT Health
EIT Health

Intervention Region

Europe

Total Investment

498.963,00

IPN Investment

42.384,75

Total Eligible

498.963,00

IPN Eligible

42.384,75

EC Funding – Total

EU - 498.963,00

EC Funding – IPN

EU - 42.384,75

Duration

12 meses

Start Date

2019-01-01

End Date

2019-12-31

Approval Date

2019-03-11

Consortium

Universitat de Barcelona
Fundacio Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge
Instituto Pedro Nunes
Instytut Medycyny Pracy im. J. Nofera w Łodzi
Amgen
INSTITUTO CATALÁN DE ONCOLOGIA
Nabelia
Instituto Português de Oncologia de Coimbra

Keywords

Breast cancer; Health knowledge management; Health network