to the data collection website of the VPH-PRISM, Virtual Physiological Human: Personalised Predictive Breast Cancer Therapy Through Integrated Tissue Micro-Structure Modeling, project.

The project is a joined undertaking of different clinical and research orientent partners from the European Union as well as the United States. Coordinating the project is EIBIR, the European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research with Fraunhofer MEVIS leading the scientific coordination.

The 36 month project was launched in March, 2013, and is funded under the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme for Research.

The VPH-PRISM official website can be found here.


Breast cancer is frequent and life threatening, but curable if detected early. Early detection and comprehensive characterisation of findings require optimised imaging and image understanding to maximise detection of significant disease while preventing overdiagnosis. Personalised predictive modeling of breast cancer allows treatment stratification, preventing unnecessary and unsuccessful treatments.

VPH-PRISM addresses these key topics with integrated multidisciplinary, multi-scale ICT modeling of breast tissue microstructure in the context of environmental, genetic, and clinical factors.

Funding information

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme(FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n°601040.

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