CancerLinQ®: harnessing real-world data from electronic health records to improve cancer care

CancerLinQ® is a rapid learning health system that summarises large amounts of real-world data in real time. It collects both structured and unstructured data through an automatic daily feed from electronic health records and other sources.

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Systemic anti-cancer therapy (SACT) data set: collecting and using real-world data to improve cancer care

Systemic anti-cancer therapies (SACTs), including chemotherapy, are provided across the English National Health Service (NHS) – and real-world data on the resulting patient outcomes can help improve the effectiveness and efficiency of cancer care.

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GE Healthcare Adventure Series™: making imaging more child-friendly

Imaging tests can be frightening for children, resulting in many paediatric patients requiring sedation for these procedures. GE Healthcare introduced the Adventure Series™ to tackle this problem.

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PRIAS: active surveillance for men with low-risk prostate cancer

Active surveillance aims to prevent overtreatment by closely monitoring men with low-risk prostate cancer without them having to undergo cancer treatment.

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Moovcare®: web-based follow-up care for lung cancer patients

Researchers in France developed a web-based algorithm to help oncologists take action at the first signs of a potential lung cancer relapse.

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Martini-Klinik: patient-centred outcomes data collection to improve prostate cancer care

The Martini-Klinik, a specialist prostate cancer clinic in Germany, systematically measures the quality of its care using outcomes that are most relevant to patients. Examples include rates of incontinence and erectile dysfunction following treatment.

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PROCHE: efficient delivery of chemotherapy through better use of patient data

The Georges-Pompidou European Hospital in Paris created the Programme d’Optimisation du Circuit des Chimiothérapies (PROCHE) to improve the chemotherapy process for patients by assessing their suitability for chemotherapy before scheduled appointments.

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Danish Cancer Patient Pathways: three-legged strategy for faster referral and diagnosis of cancer

The Ministry of Health in Denmark introduced Cancer Patient Pathways (CPPs) linking GPs, hospitals and specialist diagnostic centres to improve the diagnostic process for cancer.

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Early introduction of palliative care: improving patient outcomes and reducing costs

Early palliative care involves combining palliative support with standard cancer care shortly after a patient is diagnosed with incurable and/or advanced cancer.

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