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Cancer is a leading cause of mortality in the United States, with over 600K individuals dying directly from the disease each year – and many more suffer both from its long-term effects. The Center for SMART Health is exploring how to individually-tailor the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer patients. For instance, presently many screening guidelines are “one-size-fits-all” such that every person undergoes typically undergoes the same frequency of testing to detect cancers early. However, the underlying risk each individual has – from genetics, environment, and other physiologic factors – can be used to personalize risk assessment and potentially customize screening schedules. Knowing which person needs more (or less) cancer screening – those with higher risk may receive more frequent exams, while those at low risk may have less exams – can help to optimize the usage of health resources. Other information, including patient reported outcomes (PROs), mHealth, and other emergent technologies are also helping to assess response to therapy.

CURRENT PROJECTS

Improving Breast Screening

Improving Breast Screening

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Improving Colon Cancer Screening

Improving Colon Cancer Screening

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Enhancing Lung Cancer Screening

Enhancing Lung Cancer Screening

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Integrating Pros into the EHR

Integrating Pros into the EHR

Infrastructure Cancer Cancer
Monitoring Febrile Neutropenia

Monitoring Febrile Neutropenia

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