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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

Dimitrios I. Fotiadis


Giuseppe Curigliano

Scientific Manager

Kostas Marias

Technical Manager

Gabriella Pravettoni

Clinical Study Manager

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



Healthcare interventions for the management of the elderly multimorbid patient


Paper by HMU accepted in EMBC 2023

A paper, prepared by the HMU team, entitled “A Full Transformer-based Framework for Automatic Pain Estimation using Videos" was accepted in EMBC 2023 that will be held in Syndey Australia, in July 2023. Really glad to participate with one more paper!

Papers accepted in EMBC 2023

Two papers, prepared by the UOI team, entitled “CARDIOCARE: An integrated platform for the management of elderly multimorbid patients with breast cancer therapy induced cardiac toxicity” and "Risk Stratification for Cardiotoxicity in Breast Cancer Patients: Predicting...

CARDIOCARE at the ESC Spring Summit 2023

CARDIOCARE and specifically the latest developments on the management of the elderly multimorbid patient with breast cancer therapy induced cardiac toxicity was presented at the ESC Spring Summit 2023. Really glad to have participated!