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Work Package # 10Identify Individuals At Risk

Implementation of Personalized risk stratification for cancer and other NCDs


The main objective of this task is to implement personalized risk stratified prevention and treatment through pilot studies targeting genetic determinants, risk factors (specifically, tobacco and nicotine cessation), health promotion and holistic approach to patients with cancer. This task has four subtasks.

Genetic determinants

As genetic determinants are to larger extend fixed, it is important to identify the families and individuals at higher risk of cancer on the basis of genetic profiling in order to propose personalized prevention on actionable determinants. 

Tobacco and nicotine cessation

Objectives of this subtask include co-development of care pathways with health care services based on effective tobacco and nicotine cessation methods such as brief intervention and group counselling. Common recommendations derived from current best practises and pilot projects will be produced and disseminated. A best practice recommendation will be developed on free smoking cessation medication in combination with free counselling in European countries.

Health promotion: Physical activity

The objective of this subtask is to promote physical activity among adults, but also more specifically among cancer patients and cancer survivors. 

Patients with Cancer - a holistic approach to prevention

The main objective of this subtask is to address several aspects of being diagnosed with cancer, the consequences of treatment, and how an optimal patient involvement may reduce the experienced disease burden for the individual. Patients with cancer face multiple interventions, treatments and decisions that impact their overall health and wellbeing.