The Periscope Project


A public art, education and cultural space that sought to address regional issues, spacial literacy, and urban pedagogy.





Supported By:
Founding Team

James Enos
Molly Enos 
Charles Miller 
Keith Müller
John Zuppan



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The Problem


An estimated 3,000 cancer patients are treated a year at the Ruth and Raymond Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center at Penn Medicine. For certain cancers and stages, concurrent chemoradiation therapy has the potential to improve oncologic outcomes compared with delivery of chemotherapy and radiation therapy separately. Despite these advantages, chemotherapy and radiation therapy together often leads to greater toxicities (ie: side effects) in patients undergoing treatment for the 5-7 week course of treatment, but also persist for weeks after the

. Common toxicities include dehydration, nausea, diarrhea, fatigue and pain. Patients undergoing concurrent chemoradiation therapy often accrue toxicities over the 5-7 week course of cCRT and can also persist for weeks after the completion of treatment.

. Common toxicities include dehydration, nausea, diarrhea, fatigue and pain. Patients undergoing concurrent chemoradiation therapy often accrue toxicities over the 5-7 week course of cCRT and can also persist for weeks after the completion of treatment.



The Problem


How might we identify radiation-related symptoms in cancer patients undergoing concurrent radiation and chemotherapy earlier to prevent symptom progression and hospitalizations?




Summer Urban Labs


We developed OnCare Connect as an accessible text message platform to meet patients where they are and support them when they need it most. Through research and observation our team saw texting as a viable and sustainable platform for reaching and engaging patients throughou






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