Patients-centered Survivorship care plan after Cancer treatments based on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Technologies (PERSIST)

Topic: SC1-DTH-01-2019
Type of Action RIA
Duration in months 38
Proposal ID: 875406

PERSIST aims at developing an open and interoperable ecosystem to improve the care of cancer survivors. The ecosystem proposed consists of a Big Data platform to be built on top of an open infrastructure from one of the partners and a mHealth application for patients. The main building blocks to be developed are a multimodal sensing network running on a smartphone that will collect relevant data regarding the wellbeing of the patient; predictive models from anonymized health data from thousands of breast and colorectal patients; and modules essential for the development of a decision support system, which will employ the predictive models mentioned.

Funded by the EU under the Horizon 2020 program

With 13 partners from 10 countries in Europe

Cancer survivors will benefit from the project developments and results through:

– Personalized recommendations for a higher quality of care plan to shorten the recovery period and mitigate the negative effects of the treatments

– Providing more effective strategies for lifestyle changes and returning to work

– Improving the forecast of their illness, by predicting individual patients trajectories

– Facilitating timely medical interventions, and improving patient counseling


– Providing a web interface for clinics to create anonymized patient data

– Developing mobile applications for both patients and clinicians in the program

– Collect data from smart bracelets such as blood pressure, and daily steps and send them to the Big Data platform through the PERSIST patient mobile app

– Developing a CDSS that uses the collected data from all partners and displaying results in the clinician app on-demand and/or on alert conditions

mHealth App Screenshots