Melanoma Prevention & Big Data_MELBIG

Melanoma Prevention & Big Data_MELBIG

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Activity details

Melanoma is the ninth most common cancer in Europe, with more than 100,000 new cases diagnosed in 2012 and, dramatically, causes 77% of deaths due to skin cancers. Considering that Melanoma etiology is complex and heterogeneous as it involves environmental, phenotypic and genetic risk factors, guidelines clearly indicate the need of screening the population at risk in order to reach an effective intervention aimed at early detection or optimal treatment, focusing on the main risk factors for melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer, such as phenotypic characteristics (e.g. hair, eye and skin color), nevi number, family history, past sun exposure and sunburn, genetic factors. The innovative use of big data analysis has the potential to improve care, save lives, support the decision process in a wide range of medical and healthcare functions, improving the disease surveillance, providing a better population health management and enhancing as well citizen’s advocacy. A medical and social need does intersect with technology and big data analysis that will offer new ways to keep people healthy with the following positive impacts: a) identify individual profiles who can benefit from preventive care and lifestyle changes; b) support prevention initiatives and improve the Guidelines; c) collect data.
Action Group:
Other organisations participating in the commitment: 
PUGLIA REGION Reference Site - WI FI
Lead organisation name: 
ISBEM S.C.p.A. (Euro Mediterranean Biomedical Scientific Institute)
Organisation country:
Contact person: 
Prisco PISCITELLI
Contact person email: 
priscofreedom@hotmail.com
Activity type:
Start date: 
03/10/2016
End date: 
31/10/2018
Last update: 27/01/2018

Current Status

Ongoing

Results

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Outcomes

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