A3: Innovations for improving equity and safety of cancer care

Tuesday 21 June 2022 | 11:00-12:15

Format: Presentation
Stream: tbc
Content filters: Responses to the covid-19 pandemic

(Part A) An overview of the individual patient data – benefits for patients and professionals

The Individual patient overview (IPÖ) enables the collection and visualization of information about the individual patient. All data/registered information is visualized in an overview image, which in a fast and clear way provides information about the patient’s status, illness and treatment. This streamlines preparation for meetings with patients and for internal meetings where decisions are discussed. The information in IPÖ can also be used for development, research and to promote equal care. In the presentation the project leader, together with clinicians and patients, will describe the benefits for the end-users, and the interactive process during development and implementation.

Maria Sörby, Regionalt cancercentrum (RCC) Mellansverige; Sweden

(Part B) Peer to peer health promotion to reduce cancer disparities in socioeconomically marginalised communities in Sweden

Volunteers are recruited by Region CancerCenter Stockholm to serve as peer advisors. They raise awareness by informing and communicating with their peers about cancer and cancer prevention. The main source of information is the European code against cancer in 12 different languages.

The long-term effects on cancer-incidence and uptake on cancer-screening remains to be seen, but results from the pilot study indicate that the peer advisors reach populations often difficult to reach in other health campaigns. Their efforts contribute to increase health equity among marginalised groups. They have also successfully provided information about Covid-19 during the pandemic. Their role is currently scientifically evaluated to learn from the peer advisors’ practice, to also include other important areas related to public health.

Arja Leppänen, Regional Expert in Cancer Care Equality; Sweden

Max Kleijberg, Karolinska Institutet; Sweden

(Part C) Levla – An initiative to engage schools in cancer prevention

At least 40 % of the cancer cases in Europe could be prevented if we adhere to healthier lifestyle habits. The Regional Cancer Center Stockholm-Gotland (RCC) have started several initiatives to reach out with evidence-based health information to encourage prevention. Specific initiatives have targeted socioeconomically marginalised groups to reduce the well-documented cancer-specific inequalities. One particularly significant group to reach out to is children.

Swedish children have coined this “Swenglish” term (Levla) whilst playing various computer games where they strive to level up. Here we have adopted this term to capture the idea of levelling up your own health and wellbeing. Using a co-design approach, the Levla project started in collaboration with the RCC and a local secondary school in a multi-cultural area of Stockholm. In this presentation you will learn more about the development of the project, the results so far and the next steps planned.

Jennie Jackson, Regional Cancer Center Stockholm-Gotland; Sweden

(Part D) National e-library for standardized chemotherapy regimens

Chemotherapy regimens are used for different cancer diagnoses and defines the drugs to be used, the dosage, and the frequency and duration of drug administration. Chemotherapy is highly beneficial for the patient, but medication errors with these drugs represent a potentially serious risk of patient harm.

An e-library has been developed within the Regional Cancer Centres (RCC) in Sweden. The users are physicians, pharmacists, and nurses. The e-library is now an easily accessible, national anchored system with practical tools that support professionals in their everyday work with drug treatments for cancer. This presentation will demonstrate how the e-library has been co-designed with users, and how it can mitigate patient safety risks.

Ann-Sofie Fyhr, Regional Cancer Centre South; Sweden

Ulrika Landin, Regional Cancer Centre South; Sweden