EUCAIM will address the fragmentation of existing cancer image repositories by building on repositories from the AI4HI initiative, European research infrastructures and national/regional repositories and including clinical images, pathology, molecular and laboratory data. EUCAIM will implement a federation of providers compliant with this legal ground, defining common data models, ontologies, quality standards, FAIR principles and de-identification procedures. EUCAIM will provide a comprehensive dashboard for data discovery, federated search, metadata harvesting, annotation and distributed processing, including federated and privacy-preserving learning. EUCAIM will build a central hub to host the Atlas of Cancer Images, enabling development of trustworthy AI tools. EUCAIM will support new providers in building the federation and monitoring the distributed infrastructure. EUCAIM will align with the European Health Data Spaces initiative toward a sustainable flagship repository of high-quality data and tools. EUCAIM brings together clinical data providers, researchers, research infrastructures and industry with mature solutions, addressing the challenges of implementing such a cancer-imaging infrastructure.
EUropean Federation for CAncer IMages (EUCAIM) is the cornerstone of the European Commission-initiated European Cancer Imaging Initiative, a flagship of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan (EBCP), which aims to foster innovation and deployment of digital technologies in cancer treatment and care to achieve more precise and faster clinical decision making, diagnostics, treatment and predictive medicine for cancer patients. EUCAIM targets clinicians, researchers and innovators, providing the means to finally build validated clinical decision-making systems supporting diagnosis, treatment and predictive medicine to benefit citizens.