Telemedicine Collaboration in Cancer Treatment: A Case Study at Brazilian National Cancer Institute

  • Antônio Augusto GonçalvesEmail author
  • Carlos Henrique Fernandes Martins
  • José Geraldo Pereira Barbosa
  • Sandro Luís Freire de Castro Silva
  • Cezar Cheng
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10898)


Brazil presents a complex scenario in cancer treatment. The occurrences have been growing around 600.000 new cases every year. The development of telemedicine has been a priority to INCA and its importance to the delivery of healthcare services in Brazil is huge. The PACS’ deployment allied with the creation of a national network of cancer care institutions were the priorities of INCA’s telemedicine project. This environment can remove communication barriers and ensure better collaboration among physicians across the country. The purpose of this article was to study the telemedicine adoption by physicians. The implementation of telemedicine can be considered as a type of disruptive innovation which changes radically the doctor-patient relationship.


Telemedicine Telemedicine collaboration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antônio Augusto Gonçalves
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Carlos Henrique Fernandes Martins
    • 1
  • José Geraldo Pereira Barbosa
    • 2
  • Sandro Luís Freire de Castro Silva
    • 1
  • Cezar Cheng
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto Nacional do Câncer - COAE Tecnologia da InformaçãoRio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Universidade Estácio de Sá - MADERio de JaneiroBrazil

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