Identifying hereditary cancer patients in low-resource community cancer settings using an innovative informatics solution

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 1R41CA239867-01A1
Agency Tracking Number: R41CA239867
Amount: $300,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: 101
Solicitation Number: PAR18-802
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-09-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-08-31
Small Business Information
19 HAGOOD AVE, STE 909, Charleston, SC, 29403-5120
DUNS: 079708548
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 BRANDON WELCH
 (843) 792-5452
 welchbm@musc.edu
Business Contact
 BRANDON WELCH
Phone: (843) 518-3769
Email: welchbm@musc.edu
Research Institution
 MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
 1 SOUTH PARK CIRCLE - BUILDING 1, SUITE 506
CHARLESTON, SC, 29407
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
PROJECT SUMMARYHereditary cancer risk assessment in low resource community cancer settings is a signi cant unmet clinical needUnfortunatelymost community cancer clinics do not have adequate access to genetics expertise and patients are not systematically assessed for hereditary riskNew cost e ective and practical approaches are needed to assess and identify patients at risk for hereditary cancer community cancer settings where ruralminorityand underserved patients receive cancer careItRunsInMyFamilyInc and the Medical University of South CarolinaMUSChave partnered to develop ItRunsInMyFamily comItRunsa simplescalable informatics tool that uses arti cial intelligence and social networking to collect family health history from patients and assess for hereditary cancer riskFor this project we will develop a functional prototype and demonstrate feasibility of ItRuns as a simplelow cost approach for identifying hereditary cancer patients in low resourcecommunity cancer settingsBy successfully achieving the outcomes from this Phase I projectwe will have a clear path to develop the technologyexpertiseand evidence to make a signi cant impact on hereditary cancer risk assessment in low resource community cancer settings PROJECT NARRATIVEAssessing hereditary cancer risk in low resource community cancer settings is a signi cant unmet clinical needItRunsInMyFamily com is a simplescalable informatics tool that uses arti cial intelligence and social networking to collect family health history from patients and assess for hereditary cancer riskThe goal of this project is to develop a functional prototype and demonstrate feasibility of ItRuns as a simplelow cost approach for identifying hereditary cancer patients in low resourcecommunity cancer settings

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