About the ONWARD Study

  • The ONWARD study (Online Way for Patients to Augment Registry Data) is designed to answer the question: "Can patient-generated health data enhance cancer surveillance activities?"
  • To do this, researchers at the Univerity of Iowa are using an online Personal Health Record (PHR) website that was developed for research on medication use to test whether it can be successfully used to collect information from patients in Iowa who were diagnosed with breast, prostate, or colorectcal cancer.
  • Up to 500 patients across Iowa will participate in this study.
  • This study is funded by the National Cancer Institute.