2015 CFTCC 2nd Annual Symposium

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May 19, 2015

The Center for Future Technologies in Cancer Care focuses on translational technologies that meet a need in contemporary cancer care both in the United States and abroad. The Point-of-Care (POC) can be a home, primary care office, clinic, or other location, provided that the technology enables a task to shift from a more to a less sophisticated setting. Cost reduction is one metric on which technologies are judged, but an increase in positive patient outcomes and/or quality of life should be paramount.  For example, an intervention that allows for chemotherapy drugs to be given at home, rather than in a special treatment center could both reduce costs and increase patent quality of life.

The 2nd Annual Symposium will highlight all of the centers within the Point of Care Technologies Research Network (POCTRN). POCTRN consists of the three centers all focusing on point-of-care technologies: Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Point-of-Care Tests for Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Center for Integration of Medicine & Innovation Technology’s Point of Care Technology Research Center in Primary Care, and Boston University’s Center for Future Technologies in Cancer Care.



Boston University Photonics Center
Colloquium Room 906
Boston, MA 02215