eSMART About the Project

Project Summary

The eSMART project aims to demonstrate benefits for cancer patients using a real-time, mobile phone based remote patient monitoring system, the Advanced Symptom Management System (ASyMS). It is anticipated to greatly improve patient outcomes and delivery of care both during and after chemotherapy treatment.

Benefits to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy include:

  • Reduced symptom burden
  • Improved quality of life
  • Informed changes in clinical practice and delivery of care

The eSMART project involves 11 European and 1 American partner as well as cancer care clinicians from all partner countries. A trial will be conducted across 12 European sites with 1108 patients being recruited. Patients will be invited onto the trial, with eligibility determined by a) undergoing their first course of chemotherapy, b) for breast, colorectal or haematological cancers and c) planning to receive a minimum of 3 cycles of chemotherapy. The project is being advised by members of the European Cancer Patient Coalition to ensure that work is conducted in line with patients’ perspectives and needs.

eSMART will demonstrate how delivering patient focussed, anticipatory care via technology can improve outcomes for people with cancer whilst also addressing the issue of increasing demands on acute services across Europe. The following results are anticipated:

  • Enhanced patient outcomes
  • Improved patient quality of life
  • Promotion of advances in cancer care
  • Reduced social and economic barriers in cancer care
  • Accelerated interoperability and collaboration across Europe
  • Enhanced stimulation of the national health markets

Work Packages:

WP1 Integration of ASyMS within different Healthcare Systems across Europe
WP2 Demonstration of the Effects of ASyMS on Patient Outcomes during Chemotherapy Treatment
WP3 Demonstration of the Sustained Effects of ASyMS in the Year Following Completion of Chemotherapy
WP4 Changes in clinical practice following the introduction of ASyMS
WP5 Predictive Risk Model to Deliver Personalised Care
WP6 Dissemination and Exploitation
WP7 Management´╗┐