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An Interdisciplinary Approach for the Management of the Elderly Multimorbid Patient with Breast Cancer Therapy Induced Cardiac Toxicity

Welcome to the CARDIOCARE project.

An interdisciplinary approach for the management of the elderly multimorbid patient with breast cancer therapy induced cardiac toxicity:  Aged-related factors and co-morbidities increase elderly breast cancer patients’ vulnerability to cardiotoxicity due to cancer treatment. Lack of best practices and frailty bias in these patients, underrepresented in trials, may lead to inappropriate interventions and undertreatment, resulting in poorer outcomes, deterioration of QoL, and increased healthcare costs. The EU-funded CARDIOCARE project will focus on the elderly breast cancer population and through a holistic approach including eHealth applications, wearable sensors and biomarkers will provide the ability to patients to take part in their care process and enhance their physical and mental health, contributing to an individualised care plan and a psychological adaptation to their disease. CARDIOCARE will enable effective risk stratification mitigating cardiotoxicity and adverse events, minimizing hospitalisation, and enhancing QoL

Welcome by the Coordinating Team

We are excited to lead an international effort aiming to improve the monitoring, treatment and overall care provided to breast cancer patients above 65 years of age who are at higher risk of cardiac toxicity from cancer therapy. We envisage that the use of advanced clinical, laboratory and computer methods by the scientists involved in the project, will greatly increase our understanding of the complex needs of breast cancer patients and their caregivers, and help build a risk assessment tool in order to improve our care strategies, minimize adverse events and enhance cancer patients’ quality of life.

The Coordinating Team

Prof.
Dimitrios I. Fotiadis
(UOI)

Coordinator

Prof.
Giuseppe Curigliano
(IEO)

Scientific Manager

Prof.
Kostas Marias
(FORTH)

Technical Manager

Prof.
Gabriella Pravettoni
(IEO)

Clinical Study Manager

Project Information

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Funded

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

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Topic

SC1-BHC-24-2020:
Healthcare interventions for the management of the elderly multimorbid patient

Highlights

Plenary Meeting, 29-30 November 2022 in Heraklion

CARDIOCARE plenary meeting took place on 29-30 November 2022, at FORTH facilities in Heraklion Crete, Greece. This was the first physical meeting where all partners were present and we were glad to know each other. During the project, the progress and various issues...

Patient Information Leaflet by BOCOC

A useful Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) created by BOCOC in order to ease the recruitement process. Have a look! PIL (Greek) PIL (English)

CARDIOCARE at EBCC13

CARDIOCARE, represented by Grigoris Grigoriadis from the University of Ioannina, participated in the 13th European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC13) with a poster presentation entitled "A multimodal approach for the management of co-morbid cardiotoxicity in the...