Web App Boosts Survival for Lung Cancer Patients

Anita T. Shaffer @Shaffer1
Published: Monday, Jun 06, 2016

ASCO spokesman Gregory A. Masters, MD, a lung cancer specialist at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center in Delaware, said the MoovCare system presents “one way to engage patients and allow them to take a more active role in their care.”

He said this is particularly important in lung cancer. “Lung cancer is a unique cancer in some ways because many of these patients have a lot of guilt about their diagnosis,” said Masters. “I think we see that more in lung cancer patients than in many other patients. Some patients don’t want to bother the doctor or the nurse or the health care team with their symptoms or they think [their symptoms] are not important.”

Sivan Innovation, an e-health company headquartered in Jerusalem that developed MoovCare, said the system is the first web application based on telemonitoring. The company said it would seek regulatory approvals for marketing it as a medical device and that a CE mark procedure is underway in Europe.

The company also said it would start rolling out the application in France in 2017, and then elsewhere in Europe, the United States, Israel, and other countries. MoovCare also is in development for approximately 15 other cancer indications, notably lymphoma, in a partnership with Takeda France, the company said.
Denis F, Lethrosne C, Pourel N, et al. Overall survival in patients with lung cancer using a web-application-guided follow-up compared to standard modalities: results of phase III randomized trial. J Clin Oncol. 2016;34(suppl; abstr LBA9006).

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