Support Harmonized Advances for better Patient Experiences (SHAPE)
A DiCE Patient Support Project
The SHAPE (Support Harmonized Advances for better Patient Experiences) program is an international unbranded, initiative, led by Servier, which consists of co-creating tools with patients, carers and patient advocates from Digestive Cancers Europe and HCPs (oncologists, psycho-oncologists, nurses, pharmacists) to support metastatic digestive cancer patients and their families throughout their cancer journey.
Tailored initiatives designed to improve patient quality of life focus on: the patient disease journey, communication with healthcare professionals, psychological burden, nutrition, and physical activities.
- MyMove aims to provide lifestyle support to mCRC patients, their families, and carers and is intended to help patients introduce physical activity and exercise into their lives in a way that is meaningful for them with the support of brochures and videos.
- MyMood is designed to help patients understand the different emotions they may experience during their cancer journey. It includes practical tips to help patients manage the emotions they feel day-to-day and advice in case they need to seek help from a specialist in counselling or psycho-oncology. (Format: brochures)
- MyDialogue is designed to help patients get the most from their discussions with healthcare professionals. It reminds patients about the importance of sharing decisions with their healthcare professional to make choices that are right for them and that they feel comfortable with; it helps them to prepare before appointments and evaluate what was discussed and how they feel about their ongoing treatment plan after appointments. (Format: brochures)