Cancer is a prominent disease worldwide and has tremendous socioeconomic impact on patients and their families. It was projected that in 2016, an estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer would be diagnosed in the United States alone.
There are many individuals involved in the screening, diagnosis, treatment, and follow up of oncology patients. There is a diverse team involved including primary care physicians, oncologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nutritionists, nurses, and physical therapists who are involved in the screening, treatment, and monitoring of patients with cancer. In addition to clinical specialists, the patients need a support system including family and friends, online and in person support groups, hospital volunteers, and others to help them understand their diagnoses and make decisions about their care.
Equally as important are the researchers across all fields including genomics, cell biology, informatics and pharmacology who investigate disease biology, develop new treatments for cancer, and understand how targeted therapies can treat an individual person’s disease. Indeed, cancer research is changing rapidly and is in large part being driven by technological advances in the field of genomics.
The development of new technologies alongside advances in personalized cancer therapy have allowed for exciting developments in the field of oncology. Technology is emerging as an important and promising aspect in the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of patients with cancer.
For more information on the clinical perspective and the solution landscape, refer to the problem description.
Designated Participant Roles wil help facilitate multidisciplinary team creation. Color-coded name tags identify participants' experience and interest.
Clinical healthcare professionals, trainees and students focused on patient-centered requirements, outcomes and feasibility
Biomedical/data scientists/students with biological and analytical knowledge and skills
Computer programmers with software design and development knowledge
Engineers and makers focused on hardware design and development
Human factor engineers creating user-interface and user-experience designs of the solution
|Concept Evaluation||Prototype Execution Evaluation|
|Clinical relevance & validity
||Overall software/hardware demo progress
|Potential clinical impact
||User Experience - usability and interface aesthetics
||Integration of technology
Each design criteria will be scored on a scale of 1 (Poor) to 5 (Excellent) and will be used to evaluate all project submissions. For more information on the design criteria, refer to the scoring guidelines.
Terms and Conditions
All participants must accept and adhere to the participation agreement. This agreement highlights and details many important characteristics of the event such as participant eligibility, juding criteria, and intellectual property.