E2RADIATE - EORTC-ESTRO Radiation Infrastructure for Europe
E2-RADIatE European Platform for Data Collection
Despite being very effective and widely used, radiation therapy still suffers from a lack of collective knowledge on how these treatments affect patients’ survival, functioning, symptoms and quality of life. Such information is available through the outcome of clinical trials, but formal data-sharing is rather haphazard, particularly where new treatments, techniques and technologies are involved.
With the advent of personalized cancer medicine, this means that patients may not always receive the most effective treatment for their particular case. In a bid to put this situation to rights, ESTRO and EORTC have joined forces to launch a new initiative, E2-RADIatE.
E2-RADIatE is an infrastructure for research and data collection. It aims to support collaboration between radiation oncology professionals to generate robust data on the role of radiation therapy in cancer treatment and to further develop and integrate the discipline into therapeutic strategies.
E2-RADIatE will serve as an umbrella for multiple cohort studies that will prospectively collect real world data to support radiotherapy research. The first two cohorts within E2-RADIatE will be OligoCare and ParticleCare.