E-Health4Cancer (project code: 2022-2-EL01-KA210-ADU-000097120), the new project funded by the European Union under the Erasmus+ KA210-ADU program, launched its activities by holding their Kick-off meeting on April 26, 2023.

The project aims to improve cancer care by sharing good practices in the use of nonclinical e-health solutions for cancer patients and their caregivers in Europe. Cancer remains a pressing global health issue, with the number of new cases projected to increase significantly over the next decade. In 2020 alone, there were 19.3 million new cancer cases worldwide, with Europeans particularly affected (Europe's Beating Cancer Plan, 2022).

Despite the best efforts of healthcare systems, cancer care remains fragmented, expensive, and access to care is often unequal. Fortunately, e-health solutions can address these challenges and are becoming increasingly important in cancer care, by providing patients with the tools and resources to manage their health more effectively, empowering them to take an active role in their care. The growth of the digital health market is predicted to increase significantly in the coming years, with a particular focus on cancer care, making E-Health4Cancer a timely and important initiative.

Over the next year, the project team will work to improve access to affordable and user- friendly nonclinical e-health solutions through a series of activities. These include conducting a systematic review of existing digital health tools for cancer, a 3-day learning activity and project meeting in Naples, Italy, the compilation of a Good Practices Guide on nonclinical e-health solutions in Europe, and a final meeting and dissemination event in Thessaloniki, Greece.

The project is led by the Cancer Guidance Center (Kapa3) from Greece, in partnership with the Danish Committee for Health Education (DCHE) from Denmark, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from the University of Naples Federico II (UNINA) in Italy, and the Greek Carers Network (EPIONI) from Greece.

The meeting featured an introduction to the project's core aims and tasks, followed by a presentation by each partner on their key project responsibilities and work plan, and discussions on next steps. The E-Health4Cancer project aims to have a significant impact on cancer care in Europe by providing patients and caregivers with easier access to affordable and user-friendly nonclinical e-health solutions, and by creating a comprehensive guide on Good Practices for nonclinical e-health solutions in Europe. The project will also increase synergies between partner organizations and cross-fertilization among the broad spectrum of expertise and backgrounds in the consortium.

For more information on the E-Health4Cancer project, please visit: https://erasmus-plus.ec.europa.eu/projects/search/details/2022-2-EL01-KA210-ADU-000097120

Contact Email: info@kapa3.gr Phone: (+30) 210 5221424 Address: Pireos 6, Athina 104 31, GREECE