A New App and a Conference
Today, I am writing about a new app from CancerNet and the annual FORCE (http://www.facingourrisk.org/) conference that will happen next fall in Orlando.
Here is the information about the app:
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the world's leading professional organization representing cancer physicians, today released Cancer.Net Mobile for Android devices. Cancer.Net Mobile is a free app designed by oncologists to help people with cancer and their caregivers plan and manage cancer treatment and care. The app is the mobile companion to ASCO's award winning patient information website Cancer.Net, and it includes comprehensive, doctorapproved information on more than 120 cancer types, along with a package of interactive tools to help patients get the most out of doctor's visits.
Since its initial launch for Apple devices in 2011, the app has garnered positive reviews from patients, physicians and bloggers for its features and ease of use. Cancer.Net Mobile is available for download to Android devices from Google Play and for Apple devices from Apple's App Store(iTunes required).
"The release of Cancer.Net Mobile for Android allows ASCO to provide uptodate, accurate cancer information and useful cancer care tools to even more people," said ASCO President Michael P. Link, MD. "No matter where they are or what electronic devices they are now using, people with cancer and their loved ones everywhere can access Cancer.Net Mobile, which was developed by leading cancer doctors to help patients and their caregivers take charge of their cancer care."
Cancer.Net Mobile offers a portable version of the extensive cancer information library available on the Cancer.Net website, with expert information about treating cancer, managing side effects, managing the cost of care and coping with a cancer diagnosis. In addition to its comprehensive cancer guides, Cancer.Net Mobile includes interactive tools for patients and caregivers to:
- Keep track of questions to ask their doctors, record voice answers, and choose from frequentlyasked questions suggested by Cancer.Net experts
- Save important information about prescribed medications, including photos of medicine labels and bottles (on cameraenabled devices)
- Track the time and severity of symptoms and side effects during treatment, to aid in reporting them during doctor's visits
- Learn about new cancer care topics through weekly podcast and video interviews with ASCO member physicians
And here is the informaton about the conference:
Joining FORCEs Against Hereditary Cancer
Conference on Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer
October 18-20, 2012
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress | Orlando, FL
Joining FORCEs Against Hereditary Cancer is an international conference that presents topics and research focused on hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome. The conference is open to anyone concerned about hereditary cancer: survivors, previvors, high-risk people with a BRCA mutation or family history of cancer, patient advocates, researchers, and health care providers who treat high-risk patients.
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