p-medicine

Medicine is undergoing a revolution that is transforming the nature of healthcare from reactive to preventive. The changes are catalyzed by a new systems approach to disease which focuses on integrated diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease in individuals. This will replace our current mode of medicine over the coming years with a personalized predictive treatment. While the goal is clear, the path is fraught with challenges. P-medicine brings together international leaders in their fields to create an infrastructure that will facilitate this translation from current practice to personalized medicine. In achieving this objective p-medicine has formulated a coherent, integrated work plan for the design, development, integration and validation of technologically challenging areas of today. Our emphasis is on formulating an open, modular framework of tools and services, so that p-medicine can be adopted gradually, including efficient secure sharing and handling of large personalized data sets, enabling demanding Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) multi-scale simulations (in silico oncology), building standards-compliant tools and models for VPH research, drawing on the VPH Toolkit and providing tools for large-scale, privacy-preserving data and literature mining, a key component of VPH research. We will ensure that privacy, non-discrimination, and access policies are aligned to maximize protection of and benefit to patients. The p-medicine tools and technologies will be validated within the concrete setting of advanced clinical research. Pilot cancer trials have been selected based on clear research objectives, emphasising the need to integrate multilevel datasets, in the domains of Wilms tumour, breast cancer and leukaemia. To sustain a self-supporting infrastructure realistic use cases will be built that will demonstrate tangible results for clinicians. The project is clinically driven and promotes the principle of open source and open standards.

For further information, please visit:
http://www.p-medicine.eu

Project co-ordinator:
Universität des Saarlandes

Partners:

  • CUSTODIX NV
  • THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
  • SWISS INSTITUTE OF BIOINFORMATICS
  • ECANCERMEDICALSCIENCE AG
  • NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY
  • INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
  • A. PERSIDIS & SIA OE
  • GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
  • HEINRICH-HEINE-UNIVERSITAET DUESSELDORF
  • UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
  • IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD
  • FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
  • FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V
  • PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND B.V.
  • UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
  • EUROPEAN RESEARCH AND PROJECT OFFICE GMBH
  • CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL
  • INSTYTUT CHEMII BIOORGANICZNEJ PAN
  • ISTITUTO EUROPEO DI ONCOLOGIA SRL

Timetable: from 01/2011 to 01/2015

Total cost: € 18.480.000

EC funding: € 13.330.000

Programme Acronym: FP7-ICT

Subprogramme Area: ICT-2009.5.3 Virtual Physiological Human

Contract type: Collaborative project (generic)

Related news articles:

Most Popular Now

NHS Staff Punished as 500,000 Rely on Wh…

WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and other unauthorised instant messaging (IM) apps are being used by approximately 500,000 NHS staff at work, as a growing number turn to consumer tools to communicate...

Call for Abstracts: European Telemedicin…

27 - 29 May 2018, Sitges, Barcelona, Spain. The European Telemedicine Conference 2018 (ETC18) is an interdisciplinary forum for healthcare professionals, directors, managers, and researchers with the intent of bringing together...

conhIT 2018: The stage is Set for Dialog…

17 - 19 April 2018, Berlin, Germany. Finding out about and supporting all aspects of the digital transformation of the healthcare system: that is what this year's conhIT, Europe's largest event...

Smartphone 'Scores' can Help Doctors Tra…

Parkinson's disease, a progressive brain disorder, is often tough to treat effectively because symptoms, such as tremors and walking difficulties, can vary dramatically over a period of days, or even...

Portable Device Detects Severe Stroke in…

A new device worn like a visor can detect emergent large-vessel occlusion in patients with suspected stroke with 92 percent accuracy, report clinical investigators at the Medical University of South...

Focus on the Digital Transformation - A …

17 - 19 April 2018, Berlin, Germany. How is the digitalisation of the healthcare system affecting the relationship between patients and doctors? What new innovations and solutions does the health IT...

Imitation is the Most Sincere Form of Fl…

For every two mobile apps released, one is a clone of an existing app. However, new research published in the INFORMS journal Information Systems Research shows the success of the...

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Triggers Di…

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has laid the foundations for an ambitious digitisation programme, by deploying IMS MAXIMS technology in its emergency department. The go-live is already helping staff...

Merck Partners with Medisafe to Help Imp…

Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced a new collaboration with US-based Medisafe to help its cardiometabolic patients better manage medication intake and adhere to prescribed treatment regimens...

Philips Research-led Big Data Consortium…

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, together with its consortium partners, today announced that it has received funding from the EU's Horizon 2020 program...

Smartphone App Performs Better than Trad…

A smartphone application using the phone's camera function performed better than traditional physical examination to assess blood flow in a wrist artery for patients undergoing coronary angiography, according to a...