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SemanticBits Awarded the Patient-Reported Outcomes version of the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (PRO-CTCAE) Development Contract

By October 1, 2010 No Comments

The purpose of the Patient-Reported Outcomes version of the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (PRO-CTCAE) project is to develop an electronic-based system for patient self-reporting of symptom adverse events (AEs) listed in the CTCAE in an effort to improve the accuracy and precision of grading of this class of AEs. The accurate reporting of AEs that occur to patients on clinical trials is a federal requirement that facilitates evaluation of new therapies. SemanticBits in collaboration with Memorial Sloan-Kettering has been awarded a contract to increase accessibility of the system for cancer patients and researchers, which includes translating and testing the patient interface of the PRO-CTCAE system from English to Spanish, expanding the system to allow patients to report from their home computers, develop an automated telephone-based system to allow patients to report their symptoms via telephone, and enhance the software system to upload and administer additional questionnaires.