A ‘Digital Pill’ for Cancer Patients Is Rolled Out for the First Time, in Hopes of Improving Outcomes

January 18, 2019

(STAT News) – A Silicon Valley company on Thursday announced what it described as the first “digital pill” program of its kind, one in which the chemotherapy pills taken by cancer patients are packaged with a sensor that can alert a physician, pharmacist, or caregiver after it has been swallowed. Seven patients — all of whom have colorectal cancer in stage 3 or stage 4 and are being treated in Minnesota — have been provided with the treatment since September, according to Proteus Digital Health.

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