A prototype* web-based app that aims at to create clear personalized, ranked shortlists of suitable treatment options, helping shared decision-making in prostate cancer care.
The shock of being diagnosed with prostate cancer can be overwhelming and the effects of treatment may be life-changing in themselves. With our ProstAid app, we aim to help cancer patients take an active role in making a well-informed decision on treatment. The web-based app will be designed to provide an easy-to-understand shortlist of the most suitable treatment options and supporting information that is personalized for the patient. This enables shared decision-making, which could give the best chance of the right treatment choice for that patient.
What is it?
ProstAid is a prototype web-based app that is designed to support the shared decision-making process for newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients. It gathers clinical data about the patient and their tumor, and captures personal information about the patient and their quality-of-life preferences. Based on these data, the app would then generate a tailored shortlist of the most suitable treatment options, and present this list in a clear and easy-to-understand way using patient-friendly views to indicate potential side effects. In the longer term, it could also include popular choices made by similar patients.
What is innovative about it?
Designed to facilitate shared decision-making: The ProstAid app could make it easier for patients to understand the options available to them showing the risks and side effects, and helping them make an informed decision. It is designed to create a personalized prognosis and shortlist of treatment options, so it could help patients choose the best treatment option for them without being overwhelmed.