Understanding Lung Cancer-Related Risk Factor and their Impact LUCIA Project

Topic: HORIZON-MISS-2021-CANCER-02-03
Type of Action RIA
Duration in months 48

We are participating as the only participant from Turkey in the “LUCIA (Understanding Lung Cancer Related Risk Factor and their Impact)” project, which we are a partner in within the HORIZON-MISS-2021-CANCER-02-03 call that started in January 2023. This project, which will last for 48 months, will be carried out with 22 partners from 9 countries to work on “Understanding Lung Cancer Related Risk Factors and Their Impact”.

The consortium’s goal is to improve the early detection and management of lung cancer by in depth study of risk factors from exposure to individual biology, in order to improve prevention strategies, provide policy recommendations, help implementing screen ing programs, improving diagnosis and enable precision medicine approaches.

LUCIA Consortium has 22 members – academic institutions and other entities – all working together to map risk factors for lung cancer while focusing on three aspects: individual risk factors, including lifestyle and exposure to pollutants; external factors, including urban or built-up areas, traffic, climate and socio-economic aspects; and biological reactions, including aging and genetic, epigenetic and metabolic changes. To this end, LUCIA’s experts are working on gaining an understanding of the molecular mechanism of the disease, the identification and analysis of relevant data repositories, and other areas.

In this comprehensive project, Emoda is leading the task of capturing lifestyle and wearable device data, visualization with end-user mobile applications, while contributing to tasks such as data retrieval, integration and harmonization, stratification and visualization of geo-referenced patient cohorts, AI modeling of risk factors.

The project is financed by the EU under the Horizon 2020 program.

Emoda Software’s tasks in the project are as follows:

  1. Task leader for the visualization of the platform,
  2. Development of mobile health applications for individuals,
  3. Integration of innovative devices and sensors.