€ 5,906,596.25

April 2023 - March 2027

Keno Bressem Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Why it matters

The newly launched COMFORT research project is developing a cutting-edge decision support system. The innovative tool will use artificial intelligence (AI) and data-driven insights to assist medical professionals in delivering improved care for people affected by prostate cancer and kidney cancer. The four-year project is divided into three stages: data collection and preparation, development of trustworthy AI models, and deployment in a real-world clinical setting. COMFORT strives to develop transparent and accurate computational models by integrating complex health data from multiple sources. These models will use advanced AI-driven risk stratification methods to predict, prioritise, and prevent disease progression to guide healthcare professionals in prioritising the best therapies for patients.

What ECPC does

In COMFORT, ECPC supports the development of trustworthy, patient-centric AI models and is also largely involved in the communication and dissemination of the study’s results. Through their large network and wide reach, ECPC empowers cancer patients through training, dissemination of scientific information and education. The ECPC plays an important role in developing and evaluating the implementation of the European Plan for Cancer Control and contributes to the amendment or creation of EU and national legislation to improve outcomes for cancer patients.

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Funded by the European Union.