Hernani Oliveira of Porto, Portugal, has been selected as the grand prize winner of the second annual C3 Prize, Astellas Oncology announced.
The C3 Prize is a global challenge that supports nonmedicine innovations intended to improve the cancer-care experience for patients, as well as their caregivers, family and friends, according to the announcement.
The project Oliveira submitted is the Hope Project, a two-part app that assists pediatric cancer patients and their parents with challenges associated with medication adherence and a sedentary lifestyle in children diagnosed with cancer, according to the announcement.
"In the past few years, several studies presented an association between increased physical activity levels in childhood cancer patients and an improvement in quality of life during hospitalization," Oliveira said in the announcement. "In particular, physical functioning is increased, anxiety is reduced and social integration is encouraged."
Oliveira will receive a $50,000 grant from Astellas and a membership to MATTER, a health care innovation community, the announcement said.
The four runners-up are Kevin Bambury of Killarney, Ireland, with ONCOassist; Howard Isenstein of Bethesda, Maryland, with Care Progress; Cory Kidd of San Francisco with Catalia Health; and Charlotte Vander Stichele of Antwerp, Belgium, with Mindbytes.
Runners-up receive a $12,500 grant and a membership to MATTER.