Using Data for Better Cancer Treatments

Across the world, information technology has the potential to radically transform the way health services are delivered. This is especially true for cancer care. The amount of published data in cancer research has exploded these last years and thereby opening up opportunities. Simultaneously, the possibilities for patients and healthcare personnel to register data “in real life”, measuring treatment response, have never before been so great. There are great expectations that this development will enable society to offer better cancer care in a more efficient and more equitable way. But without systems that help us collect, process, analyze and visualize data, this risk to become an under-utilized, or even inert, resource.

This workshop will focus on practical challenges and opportunities related to the use of existing data for diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Critical incidents will be used to inspire the discussions in the workshop on how data can be utilized today and in new ways in the future. Visions will be developed about how various types of existing data can be used for diagnosis and treatmetn of cancer in the future.

Inspirational Speakers: Professor Bengt Sandblad, Department of Information Technology, Division of Visual Information and Interaction, Uppsala University, Sweden

Link to chapter in pre-conference report

Workshop Team: Åsa Cajander & Jonas Moll, Uppsala University together with Christiane Grünloh, TH Köln, Germany and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm 

Last modified: 2021-08-19