EUCAIM unveils first release of groundbreaking platform

Revolutionising Cancer Research: EUCAIM unveils first release of groundbreaking platform to fuel collaborative innovation and data sharing across Europe.

September 29, 2023

Vienna, Austria – The EUCAIM consortium and the European Commission are excited to announce the first public release of its platform, Cancer Image Europe, marking a major milestone in the project’s development and an exciting step towards achieving its vision and goals. The first platform release brings benefits to researchers, clinicians and AI innovators across Europe and paves the way for the future of cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Key features and highlights of EUCAIM’s first platform release include:

      • A public catalogue of cancer imaging datasets from the repositories of the EU-funded AI for Health Imaging projects, following a common metadata schema.

      • A federated searching tool to understand the information available in the federated providers.

      • Full integration with the Life Science Login Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure.

      • Reusing and adding value to key components of EU-funded research projects and infrastructure in the field of cancer.

    Commenting on this milestone achievement, Ignacio Blanquer, leading the EUCAIM infrastructure development, says “this early prototype of EUCAIM is a proof of concept for the federation model pursued in EUCAIM. It will be the basis for a fully fledged infrastructure for sharing, reusing and exploiting cancer imaging data, especially using AI techniques.”

    Prof. Luis Martí-Bonmatí, Scientific Coordinator of EUCAIM, adds that “this is the first step towards the set-up of the largest known-to-date cancer imaging infrastructure in Europe. Over the next months, the EUCAIM project will continue to extend the functionalities of the platform, linking to other research repositories, screening programmes and data warehouses towards its next upgrade, expected to be released in June 2024”.

    By releasing the first version of Cancer Image Europe, sharing of cancer images and supporting clinical data is facilitated and collaboration between researchers, clinicians and AI innovators across Europe is stimulated. The platform aims to accelerate the pace of AI development and other data-intensive cancer research activities, thereby enabling and empowering scientific breakthroughs that will shape the future of cancer diagnosis and treatment. The project’s goals and vision contribute to the strategic objectives of the European Union’s initiatives and foster innovation and research.

    With the Cancer Image Europe infrastructure, the EUCAIM project addresses the fragmentation of existing cancer image repositories. A distributed Atlas of Cancer Imaging with over 60 million anonymised cancer image data from over 100,000 patients will be established as part of future updates, and the infrastructure will be fully in alignment with the European Health Data Space. The data will be accessible to clinicians, researchers and innovators across the EU for the development and benchmarking of trustworthy AI tools.

    The EUCAIM project is a cornerstone of the European Commission-initiated European Cancer Imaging Initiative, a flagship of the Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, which aims to foster innovation and deployment of digital technologies in cancer treatment and care, to achieve more precise and faster clinical decision-making, diagnostics, treatments and predictive medicine for cancer patients.

    For more information about the first release of the Cancer Image Europe platform and the EUCAIM project, please visit https://dashboard.eucaim.cancerimage.eu/. You can also view a first version of the rules of participation on the website here. Both achievements are included here.

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    Open Call for New Beneficiaries

    We’re inviting new partners to enhance our pan-European infrastructure for cancer images and artificial intelligence.

    Whether you’re a data holder with valuable cancer images or an innovator developing AI tools for precision medicine, this is your chance to contribute to a groundbreaking project.

    Apply by 10 June 2024!

    Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in sharing the Cancer Image Europe infrastructure and shape the future of AI in cancer.

    Our open Call for new collaborators
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    Opportunities for data holders & AI developers to contribute await! Let‘s join forces to enhance cancer diagnosis and treatment

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    March 14, 10:00-11:30 aM CET

    DISCOVER THE CANCER IMAGE EUROPE PLATFORM

    TECHNICAL DEMONSTRATION WEBINAR

    Explore the potential for AI-driven cancer care advancements!
    Learn how to access and utilize our federated cancer image repository. The webinar is for AI Innovators & Data Providers interested in the platform and will feature an introduction to EUCAIM & Cancer Image Europe and a demonstration of data exploration & access.

    Survey Invitation

    Join Leading Experts In Shaping AI In Cancer

    EUCAIM is looking for your feedback! We have recently published a Stakeholder Survey in order to reach out to potential end-users and stakeholders. We believe that your insights could significantly contribute to understanding the expectations of potential users and identifying the essential aspects that stakeholders find crucial for future engagement and collaboration with the platform.

    Therefore, we would like to invite you to participate in the Stakeholder Survey about the Cancer Image Europe platform.

    Completing the survey will take approximately 10 minutes. Your participation is crucial to the success of this project, and we deeply appreciate your expertise in shaping the future of cancer imaging and treatment.