Friday, 9 June 2017

EU Catch Project findings released

European cancer researchers to present their research on technology enabled cancer rehabilitation as part of €2.1 million EU project CATCH in University College Dublin.

Researchers from the CATCH programme (Cancer Activating Technologies for Connected Health), an EU project led by Professor Brian Caulfield, Director of Insight (Insight Centre for Data Analytics) at UCD will present their research projects on technology innovations for cancer rehabilitation. CATCH has finalised the international recruitment process for 8 Marie Curie- Sklodowska PhD students and they will all be presenting their research projects on Friday 9th June 2017 at 10.30am to 1.00pm in the O'Brien Science Centre, UCD, Dublin.

CATCH (Cancer Activating Technology in Connected Health) is an international consortium, led by UCD, Professor Brian Caulfield in Insight, with academia, industry and healthcare providers across Europe. Professor Caulfield is a leading expert in Connected Health and the use of technology to provide the most effective and efficient personalised healthcare.

Professor Brian Caulfield said:

“Over the past 10 years, advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment have been ground-breaking. CATCH will join in the fight against cancer and will provide a much needed interdisciplinary training and research programme.

Through the implementation of successful research results and discoveries in cancer care, we are now able to consider certain cancers as a chronic disease, rather than a fatal illness. Moving forward, CATCH is joining this fight to ensure that we can offer the tools needed to maximize the impact of the rehabilitation programs for those living with this disease on their journey back to a full and active life.”

The focus of CATCH is to improve the care pathways for patients living with cancer in Ireland, Europe and Globally through its training and research programme.

CATCH is a deep collaboration across academic, business and clinical sectors. Students will benefit from intersectoral secondments, interdisciplinary communication skills, public engagement and outreach while working on a programme of interrelated core research projects addressing gaps in the knowledge and evidence base for technology enabled cancer rehabilitation.

This innovative training programme is funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme under the Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie actions initiative.