Patient Information Combined for the Assessment of Specific Surgical Outcomes in Breast Cancer
With 10-year survival rates now exceeding 80%, the effects of surgery on a woman’s self-image are a major factor in her emotional and psychological recovery. The tools developed by the three-year, EU funded PICTURE (Patient Information Combined for the Assessment of Specific Surgical Outcomes in Breast Cancer) project aim to help patients be a more informed part of the therapy decision process, thus feeling more in control of their treatment, while providing reassurance and improving visual results.
Leading academic and clinical centres from INESC (PT), LUMC (NL), UCL (UK), and KCL (UK) and Philips are joining forces to develop tools to help women understand how different breast cancer therapy options may affect how they look.
The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement no. 600948