In 2010, in the wake of a call for proposals from the National Cancer Institute, the French Western Region (Grand Ouest) assigned Epiconcept with the development of a follow-up online information system dedicated to people predisposed to hereditary cancer (ovarian, breast, colorectal, endometrial).
This is part of “PHARE”, a regional project managing the patient pathway according to a predefined agenda and a system of rules. The Phare Grand Ouest team and its network of eight oncogenetic reference centres use it on a daily basis for different purposes: patient inclusion and implementation of a personalised follow-up plan; medical exams follow-up & recovery of results, etc.
This solution has been extended to other regions and/or other issues:
- Genepy Network: The Midi-Pyrénées region integrated the PHARE solution to its regional oncology patient record
- “Proche” Network: The Nord-Pas-de-Calais regional network dedicated to the prevention of hereditary cancers uses the system to monitor the follow-up of 1600 patients, with 400 new patients included each year
- Institut Gustave Roussy (IGR) and CESP (cancer and radiation team): national project monitoring people exposed to ionizing radiation during childhood.