Optimizing cancer care through mobile health

Odeh, Bassel, Kayyali, Reem, Elnabhani, Shereen and Philip, Nada (2015) Optimizing cancer care through mobile health. Support Care Cancer, 23(7), pp. 2183-2188. ISSN (print) 0941-4355

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The survival rates for patients living with cancer are increasing, due to recent advances in detection, prevention and treatment. It has been estimated that there were 28 million cancer survivors around the world in 2012. In the UK, for patients diagnosed in 2007, it is predicted that more than half of them will survive their cancer for 5 years or more. A large majority of cancer survivors report unmet supportive care needs and distressing symptoms and adverse long-term consequences related to their cancer. Cancer management could be optimized to better meet patients demand through technology, including mobile health (m-Health). m-Health is defined as the use of mobile communications and network technologies for health care. m-Health can help both patients and health-care professionals and play an important part in managing and delivering cancer care including managing side effects, supporting drug adherence, providing cancer information, planning and follow up and detecting and diagnosing cancer. Health authorities have already published guidelines regulating m-Health to insure patient safety and improve the accountability of its applications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cancer care, mobile health, regulations
Research Area: Computer science and informatics
Primary care and other community based clinical subjects
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing (until 2017)
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing (until 2017) > School of Computing and Information Systems
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing (until 2017) > School of Pharmacy and Chemistry
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Depositing User: Bassel Odeh
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2015 12:49
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2017 14:18
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-015-2627-7
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/30417

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