Digital Health Europe

BD2Decide: Big Data and models for personalised Head and Neck Cancer Decision support

Keywords: (Clinical) Decision Support Services, Big Data, Cancer, Care Plans and Planning
Short description
BD2Decide aims to develop a more precise prognostic prediction than the ones currently used in Cancers of Head and Neck Region (HNC), which targets to implement the first-line treatment in order to maximise the therapeutic results and minimise the impacts of HNC therapy. Currently, the adopted treatment decision method is based on prognostic systems, which consider only a few risk factors and result in late diagnosis of relevant cases in in advanced Stage. A more precise validated prognostic prediction than the current TNM system, would allow to implement the firstline treatment that maximizes the therapeutic result and minimizes the impacts of therapy in term of functional impairment and toxicity and to involve the patient in the decision through individualized co-decision aids. BD2Decide introduces a Decision Support System (DSS), which provides clinicians with the “means” and all the necessary information to tailor treatment and care delivery pathway to each and any HNC patient during their usual practice, in contrast to current “one-size-fits-all approach”. This project, co-funded by the EU under the H2020-PHC-2015 program, realizes and validates an Integrated Decision Support System that links population-specific epidemiology and behavioral data, patient-specific genomic, pathology, clinical and imaging data with big data techniques, multi-scale prognostic models. BD2Decide will improve the clinical decision process, uncover new patient-specific patterns that can improve care, and create a virtuous circle of learning. A multi-centric clinical study with more than 1,000 patients will be used to validate the system.
Proof of concept is available: it works in a test setting and the potential end-users are positive about the concept 
Geographical scope
People reached: 1,000-9,999
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Additional information

to clinicians / care practitioners
Clinical decision support
Health data analytics (Artificial Intelligence/algorithm development and calibration/machine learning/risk stratification tools/etc.)
Use case and care pathway positioning
Early detection and early diagnosis, precision diagnosis
Ready to be transferred to
Ready for transfer, but the practice has not been transferred yet.