New App to Organize your Care
Ok, have to admit that I think this is pretty neat. I am definitely not a particularly techy person and often struggle with things that are immediately obvious to everyone under the age of twelve. However, I think that ASCO and some app developers are very clever with this one:
ASCO Launches Cancer.Net Mobile, a New App for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch that Puts Cancer Care in the Hands of Patients and Caregivers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 2, 2011
CONTACT: Nicole Fernandes Nicole.firstname.lastname@example.org 571-483-1354
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the world's leading professional organization representing cancer physicians, today released Cancer.Net Mobile for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch - a free app designed by oncologists to help people with cancer and their caregivers plan and manage cancer treatment and care. The app includes comprehensive, doctor- approved information on more than 120 cancer types, together with a package of interactive tools for patients. Cancer.Net Mobile is available for download in Apple's App Store and is the mobile companion to ASCO's award-winning Cancer.Net website (www.Cancer.Net).
"Cancer.Net Mobile puts up-to-date, accurate cancer information and interactive tools at the fingertips of people living with cancer and their families and caregivers, wherever they are," said ASCO CEO Allen S. Lichter, MD. "Cancer.Net Mobile was developed by leading cancer doctors with patients and their caregivers in mind, to help them take charge of their cancer care and get the most out of doctor's visits."
In addition to its comprehensive cancer guides covering more than 120 common and rare types of cancer, 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 frequently-asked questions suggested by Cancer.Net experts • Save important information about prescribed medications, including photos of medicine labels and bottles (on camera-enabled 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
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. All Cancer.Net content is reviewed for accuracy and completeness by an editorial board composed of more than 150 medical, surgical, radiation, and pediatric oncologists; oncology nurses; social workers; and patient advocates. This ensures that the cancer information provided reflects the latest advances in cancer science and clinical practice. Cancer.Net is supported by the Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO.
Cancer.Net Mobile is available for download in Apple's App Store at http://itunes.com/apps/cancernetmobile (iTunes required). It is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices running iOS version 3.2 or later. Cancer.Net Mobile is a free tool provided by ASCO. Cancer.Net Mobile app updates will be issued regularly as the cancer guide content is updated.