The e-Symptom Management using Advanced Symptom Management System Remote Technology (eSMART) is funded by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme. Τhe clinical trial aims to evaluate the impact of a mobile phone-based, remote monitoring, symptom management intervention (Advanced Symptom Management System, ASyMS) on PROs and the delivery of care to people diagnosed with non-metastatic breast, colorectal or haematological cancer receiving first line chemotherapy and for one year after treatment.

The research project will run from February 2014 to January 2019.

eSMART is coordinated by the University of Strathclyde and involves 10 renowned European and one American partner, among them seven Universities, University medical centres and a technology company. You may learn about any of the eSMART partners by selecting one and clicking on the link:

eSMART will be conducted across 12 sites in Europe: Greece, UK, Ireland, Austria, Norway recruiting 1108 cancer patients.

 map of esmart sites


eSMART will demonstrate how technology can be instrumental in the delivery of patient focused, anticipatory care that improves the outcomes and quality of life of cancer patients. It will demonstrate the effects of a real-time, mobile phone based, remote patient monitoring and care. The planned interventions will address key cancer patient symptoms and cancer care results and the delivery of care during and after chemotherapy. The remote patient monitoring system via mobile phone, the Advanced Symptom Management System (ASyMS), will help cancer patients reduce the symptom burden experienced during chemotherapy and improve their quality of life (QoL) during acute treatment and survivorship. Most important, the project results will facilitate changes in clinical practice thus, leading to improved delivery of cancer care.

ECPC’s Role

Patients have a prominent co-researcher role in eSMART and participate in all project activities from project concept to implementation. ECPC, in its patient representative role, participates equally with other researchers within the eSMART Project Technical Management Board, the Publications Committee, and the Exploitation Committee, offering advice and feedback to ensure that the trial is designed and conducted in line with patients’ needs and preferences.

eSMART Work Packages

Contact Points

ECPCIsabelle Manneh-Vangramberen,  ECPC Head of Health and Research Programmes

Project Lead: Roma Maguire, University of Surrey


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eSMART is funded by the Seventh Framework Program (FP7): the European Union’s Research and Innovation for 2007-2013, Project N° 602289.

eSMART Newsletter

March – May 2018

September – November 2017

April – August 2017

January – March 2017

June – August 2016

February – March 2016

October 2015

September 2015

July – August 2015

June 2015

May 2015

April 2015

Related News

March 2018 EORTC Patient Days 

November 2017 Video on eSMART

June 2017 eSMART Publication 

May 2016 ECPC’s Position on pain and cancer

August 2015 Article on European Commission 

February 2014 Video on eSMART

Project Website