2013 Annual Create to Innovate for Cancer Care Hackathon

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CREATE_TO_INNOVATEThank you to all of the creative and innovative teams who came out to hack for cancer care! We had a wonderful time, and we look forward to seeing you at future events.

Taste Defense: Mouthwash and Taste Modification Device for Patients on Chemotherapy

Taste Defense


Team Members: Ian Butterworth, Nicholas Woolf, Andrew Brown, Osasere Evbuomwan

Ian Butterworth is a research fellow at MIT as part of the Madrid-MIT M+Visión consortium, working in Boston and Madrid on innovative detection and diagnosis technologies for unmet biomedical needs. Previously he focused on acoustic research at the UK’s National Physical Laboratory across medical and industrial ultrasound, cavitation and audio acoustics, and he has a BEng in Electronic Engineering from The University of Warwick, and an MSc in Audio Acoustics from the University of Salford. @ianshmean

Nicholas Woolf is an MD/PhD student at Boston University School of Medicine. He is currently conducting his thesis research on cell signaling dynamics during colon cancer metastasis in Dr. Nader Rahimi’s lab. Nicholas is also a first-year fellow in BU’s Cross-Disciplinary Training in Nanotechnology for Cancer (XTNC) program. He received his BA in biological sciences from Connecticut College in 2011.

Andrew Brown is an MBA student at the MIT Sloan School of Management with a focus on Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Prior to MIT, Andrew worked as a resident physician at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario. Andrew has also acted as an adviser to several start-ups. He received his M.D. from the University of Toronto and his B.Sc. in Biochemistry from McMaster University. @andrubrown

Osasere Evbuomwan is currently a postdoctoral research and M+Visión fellow at MIT. She received her Ph.D. In Chemistry from the University of Texas at Dallas, under the supervision of Dr. A. Dean Sherry and her B.S. in Chemistry from Lewis-Clark state college in Idaho. Her research focus is in the development of MRI and PET Imaging agents for cancer detection and treatment monitoring.

Tampon Based Cervical Cancer Screening Test



Team Members: Shwetika Kumar Chhavi Goenka

Cloud-Based Patient Care Coordination Devices



Team Members: Alex Tanchoco, Raphael Landaverde, Matthew Kramer

POC Microfluidics Device for Early Detection of Oral Cancer

Born to Kill Cancer

Team Members: Thiagu Meyyappan, Alberto Purwada, Alex Yoon, and Radhika Chigurupati