May 02, 2011
May 2011: ASCO’s recently launched 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 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. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices running iOS version 3.2 or later. Cancer.Net Mobile app updates will be issued regularly as the cancer guide content is updated.
“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
Visit Cancer.Net for more information.
Cancer.Net Mobile Screenshots