2nd Annual Create to Innovate for Cancer Care!

By Lena Liu
September 15th, 2014 in CFTCC Events, CFTCC News.


Mobile Health in Rehabilitation Conference

By Lena Liu
August 7th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

The Boston Rehabilitation Outcomes Center (Boston ROC), a center focused on advancing rehabilitation research by improving rehabilitation outcome measurement, will sponsor a conference on Mobile Health in Rehabilitation on Friday, October 24th, 2014. The conference aims to increase the use of mobile health technology to provide valid rehabilitation outcomes measures including physical activity and participation in homes and communities. It also aims to promote the development of new mobile health applications appropriate for rehabilitation research and clinical practice.

Due to limited space in the conference, registration is not open to undergraduate students.

For students interested in the event but are unable to attend, the conference will also be available by live webcast. More information on how to access the webcast will be posted closer to the conference date at the website below.

For more info:

IEEE Healthcare Innovation Point of Care Technologies Conference

By Lena Liu
July 8th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

October 8-10 2014

Renaissance Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA

This conference will focus on healthcare innovations and point-of-care technologies, and their clinical translation to address challenges in global quality healthcare.

Submission Deadline for Four-Page Papers Extended until Monday 21 July 2014

For more info:

TDRR: Tech, Drugs and Rock n’ Roll

By Lena Liu
July 8th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

TDRR 2014 Poster TDRR 2014 Poster

Johns Hopkins Medicine Funding Announcement: Point of Care Tests for Chlamydia and Other STDs

By Lena Liu
July 8th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Purpose: The Johns Hopkins Center for Point-of-Care Tests for STDs (JHU C POCT STD) is seeking to facilitate the development of novel detection technologies for Point of Care Tests. Successful applications will describe the development of tests which minimally:

  • can detect less than 5,000 elementary bodies of chlamydia/ml
  • are rapid (time from sample to result under 4 hours)
  • have low-labor burden for sample preparation and assay, and
  • will be low cost (under $30/test)

Multiplex assays which can detect chlamydia as well as other sexually transmitted diseases are encouraged.
Full Fast Track Proposals are due August 6, 2014; October 29, 2014; January 7, 2015; by 4pm EST/ET. PDF files may be sent by email to Only electronic submissions are accepted.

For more info follow the link below.

GHD Online Expert Panel!

By Lena Liu
May 27th, 2014 in CFTCC Events, CFTCC News, Lectures and Seminars.

Moving cancer treatments out of specialized centers and into local clinics or home care settings could significantly increase access to care for patients around the world, while lowering healthcare costs.

To begin a dialogue about the future of these point of care (POC) technologies in cancer care, The Center for Future Technologies in Cancer Care, is hosting aGHDonline Expert Panel from Monday, May 5th to Friday, May 9th.

I hope you’ll join us, as well as our expert panelists from PATH, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School in discussing the current needs and future opportunities for point of care technologies in cancer care.

We look forward to learning more about cancer care in your communities—pleasejoin us on GHDonline today.

NIBIB POCTRN Workshop on Future Technologies for Point of Care

By Lena Liu
May 21st, 2014 in Uncategorized.


New Resources Page!

By Lena Liu
May 12th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Our website now has a resources page! Visit the page for more information regarding cancer care through resources, information, and other websites.

Free Online Webinar — Economics of Cancer Research Group

By Lena Liu
May 7th, 2014 in Lectures and Seminars.

Otis Brawley Flyer 02 May 2014

When: Wednesday May 14th at 3:00 PM GMT (10:00 AM ET)

Where: Online at


Dr Otis Brawley, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer of the American Cancer Society will speak on a number of topics related to cancer research including the economics burden of cancer in the US, disparities in health and some point on the future of cancer research.


This Webinar can be viewed at and a full recording of the talk can accessed at the Group’s webpage and YouTube channel directly following the Webinar.


For more information please contact, or check out the Group’s webpage


NIBIB POCTRN Workshop on Future Technologies for Point of Care

By Lena Liu
April 29th, 2014 in CFTCC Events, CFTCC News, Lectures and Seminars.

Point of Care Technology Workshop

June 9-10th, 2014


Our center is hosting the BU-CIMIT Point-of-Care workshop. The day will provide attendees with a working knowledge and practical skill set to assess and apply metrics of success of point- of-care systems in the spaces of diagnosis, device, and drug delivery systems.

Day 1 will start with talks and discussions on the statistical measures of efficacy and how to value point-of-care interventions; clinical needs assessment; and barriers to delivery in the US and globally.

Day 2 is a series of case studies and working groups, covering applications in STIs, cancer, and primary care.

Stay tuned for more information about lecturers and other announcements!