WeCancer: a self-tracking platform for both oncology patients and physicians to allow standardised treatment




Short oral session 3: Tools for guideline development


Wednesday 13 September 2017 - 14:00 to 15:30


All authors in correct order:

Filho CN1, El Dib R2
1 wecancer, Brazil
2 Institute of Science and Technology, Department of Biosciences and Oral Diagnosis, Unesp—Univ Estadual Paulista, Brazil
Presenting author and contact person

Presenting author:

César Natalio Filho

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Abstract text
Background: The incidence of cancer worldwide is estimated at 14 million and, by 2030, 27 million new cases of cancer will have been recorded, along with 17 million deaths. The absence of an individualised treatment due to the difficulties in following each clinical scenario; lack of registries with accurate information to determine prognosis and the treatment; and, the barriers that governments, especially from developing countries, face with drug importation eventhough developed and developing countries share the global burden of cancer equally, must be taken into account urgently. WeCancer is an oncology-support tool developed for oncology professionals and patients focusing on standardised treatment for cancer patients.

Objectives: To describe a new tool – WeCancer, that is a self-tracking platform for both oncology patients and physicians to allow standardised treatment. We will also present details on the operationalisation of this tool and initial results.

Methods: WeCancer merges technology with hope and assistance for cancer patients. The data are made available in a dashboard developed so that the oncologist can follow the patient's disease development more efficiently and accurately. These data include self-reported levels of wellbeing; adverse events such as headache, nausea, dizziness; as well as information on sleeping hours, exercise training, chemotherapy sessions, feelings of gratitude, etc. The data can be displayed daily or monthly, and practitioners can also cross reference variables (e.g. physical exercise vs. headache). The physicians register to use the software, and the information is validated through contact with their hospitals and institutions. They are able to add someone as a patient. Patients can also download the app through the Appstore or Playstore on their mobiles.

Results and conclusions: Results from this project will be presented at the Summit.