The iToBoS project has been presented in the journal ''Politici de Sanatate'' in the section ''Scoala Pacientilor'' on October 18, 2022.
The journal for Romania and the Republic of Moldova is a meeting place for specialists in public health, reforms, pharma policies, innovation, medicine and medical management from all over the world think and offer solutions both general and applied to each individual society. The magazine's scientific board, made up of over 40 specialists in the field of medicine from Romania and abroad, as well as representatives of civil society.
The project is presented as a new tool for diagnosing melanoma at the earliest possible stage will be developed through iToBoS – a project funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
Skin cancer is the most common malignancy, and its incidence has increased over the past decade. Within the general category of skin cancers, melanoma is the leading cause of death, affecting people of all ages. According to the latest Globocan statistics, skin melanoma is currently the seventh most common type of cancer in Europe, with more than 150,000 new cases diagnosed in 2020. Fortunately, melanoma can be cured if it is treated at an early stage. Survival depends on certain risk factors, the most important of which is the thickness of the primary tumor. More than 90% of melanoma patients are still alive after 5 years if treated in time. In the case of distant spread of cancer cells in the body (metastatic melanoma), the proportion of patients alive after 5 years may be 23% or less. For these reasons, prompt diagnosis of melanoma is essential.
The article is written in Romanian. Get the full text at www.scoalapacientilor.ro.