Data Analyst, WeCancer
Jungyeon Park is a third-year student at Harvard University studying for her Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical and Physical Biology with a minor in Computer Science. Originally from Seoul, Republic of Korea, her interest in medical sciences and global health has led her to pursue research and work at multiple global locations such as Pasteur Institute of France, University of Lausanne Hospital in Switzerland, and Hiroshima University in Japan. Most recently, as part of her work with Harvard Global Health Institute, she has worked with WeCancer to conduct data analysis and advise improvements to its current services for Brazilian cancer patients.
Health Monitoring Showcase: WeCancer
A Brazilian self-tracking mobile and online platform for oncology patients and physicians to facilitate individualized treatment.
Patient Reported Outcome Platform for Cancer Patients in Brazil
As the incidence of cancer continues to rise, concerns over increasing patient-to-doctor ratio and the difficulties of following each clinical scenario are amplified. Particularly in developing countries, a lack of infrastructure for individualized symptom management prevents accurate portrayal of patients’ conditions during the course of treatment. WeCancer aims to solve this problem by providing a mobile and web-based self-tracking platform for oncology patients and physicians to facilitate individualized treatment. During this talk, I will be introducing WeCancer’s current services available to patients and physicians, future directions, and the academic studies that support the effectiveness of such Patient-Reported-Outcome measures.