A health system consortium recently received $9 million from the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Moonshot initiative to develop, implement and evaluate an app to help patients report and better manage their cancer treatment symptoms. The study will test whether integrating the symptoms into the patient’s electronic health record and providing coaching on how to manage them can reduce hospitalizations and emergency department visits. Partners in the project are Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center in Boston; Baptist Memorial Medical Center in Memphis; Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH; Lifespan Cancer Institute in Rhode Island; West Virginia University Cancer Institute; and Maine Medical Center. For more information, visit www.esymcancermoonshot.org. The 21st Century Cures Act of 2016 authorized $1.8 billion in funding for the Cancer Moonshot over seven years.

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