Electronic assessment and support systems for cancer patients and survivors

Host: Sam Ahmedzai, University of Sheffield


Room: Hall 1C

There is increasing recognition of the role of electronic and online systems for assessing patients, decision-making and supporting management during and beyond cancer treatment. This session will review developments in lung cancer supportive care, remote symptom assessment by nurses and online holistic needs assessment for care planning and patient self-management. It is aimed at clinicians of all specialties but especially doctors, nurses and allied health professionals, as well as patients. Delegates will be invited to discuss their own local research and proposals for national studies through NCRI will be explored.

Confirmed speakers:
Sam Ahmedzai, University of Sheffield, UK
Ethan Basch, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, USA
Galina Velikova, University of Leeds and the Leeds Cancer Centre, UK

Web-based system to monitor cancer patients’ physical symptoms during active treatment-engaging patients and clinicians
Patient-reported outcomes for adverse event and symptom monitoring in oncology
Holistic needs assessments in cancer patients: Moving from paper to internet solutions