Within the scope of the 2nd Summer School in Computational Oncology, which took place from June 24-28, 2013 at Schloss Dagstuhl, Wadern Germany, several p-medicine experts were interviewed about the project and their work.
The interviews feature:
Prof. Dr. Norbert Graf, Saarland University, Germany, and coordinator of p-medicine, on how the project started, the pitfalls they faced and the benefits the tools will bring towards clinicians and patients;
David Perez-Rey, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain, on his involvement with semantic interoperability and data model issues in p-medicine;
Prof. Yuzuru Tanaka, Hokkaido University, Japan, on his role in p-medicine helping create the Trial Outline Builder (TOB) for visualizing clinical trials;
Dr. Anca Bucur, Philips Electronics, the Netherlands, on Philips’ involvement in p-medicine in helping create the Clinical Decision Support tool to help clinicians choose the best treatment for patients;
Prof. Rod Hose of Sheffield University, U.K., on the VPH-Share tool and its collaboration with p-medicine;
Dr. Dieter Wallach, managing director of Ergosign, Germany, on creating user interfaces for clinicians and patients. He also talks about the constraints that they have faced and the differences that a clinician or patient will see when using a tool.
Watch the videos here.
'p-medicine - From data sharing and integration via VPH models to personalized medicine' is a 4-year Integrated Project co-funded under the European Community’s 7th Framework Programme aiming at developing new tools, IT infrastructure and VPH models to accelerate personalized medicine for the benefit of the patient.
In p-medicine 19 partners from 9 European countries and Japan have dedicated themselves to create support and sustain new knowledge and innovative technologies to overcome current problems in clinical research and pave the way for a more individualized therapy.