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Becca

Becca
developed by Breast Cancer Now


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English
Cost: Free

App designed by a patient group helping people adapt to life after breast cancer treatment.

“I have found the BECCA app to be inspiring and full of helpful advice, packed with lots of useful information and suggestions. 

A must-have for anyone to help them move forward after breast cancer treatment.”

Betty Hart, cited on the charity’s website as a person who has experienced breast cancer and used the app. | http://bit.ly/2xSxs5D


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)  ·  Medical

Borstkanker [Breast cancer]

Borstkanker [Breast cancer]
developed by Dutch Application Company BV, Netherlands


RemindersSelf-monitoringInformation

Dutch
Cost: Free

Provides information about breast cancer, and about treatment of the condition.

“Helps in the physical examination of the breast.” BorstkankerVereniging Nederland [Netherlands Breast Cancer Association], Netherlands | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


Tags: Medical

Bowel Cancer

Bowel Cancer
developed by Princeton Digital for Bowel Cancer Australia


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsRemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English
Cost: Free

App for people at risk of or diagnosed with bowel cancer

“In the era of personalised medicines and oral chemotherapy taken at home, Bowel Cancer Australia is getting Aussies ready for the future of patient care with a new bowel cancer app…. 

The comprehensive bowel cancer app…provides easy access to accurate information about bowel cancer, its prevention, diagnosis and management. 

"Our bowel cancer app is responding to the changing needs of bowel cancer patients and their families or carers…For example, as more oral chemotherapies become available enabling people to receive treatment at home, we expect to see a shift away from written patient treatment diaries to online diaries that can then be emailed to the patient's specialist."

 

"We've also designed the app to be easily personalised.  It has the capability to store screening reminders, treatment and mood diary entries and even record notes from medical appointments."

UPDATE: Bowel Cancer App 2.0

“The updated Bowel Cancer App 2.0 retains the comprehensive bowel cancer content frequently accessed in the first version of the app including the ‘Need to Know’, ‘How to Test’ ‘Living With’ and ‘Need to Ask’ sections, but also offers users additional benefits previously unavailable.

A new ‘Motivate Me’ feature enables people to monitor their diet and lifestyle on a daily basis as one way to help reduce their bowel cancer risk. Users can also connect one-to-one through the App as part of Bowel Cancer Australia’s Peer-to-Peer support and buddy network, Australia’s only national bowel cancer support group for patients and loved ones. 

Other valuable features include screening tips and tools, a list of questions to ask throughout the patient journey, a customisable treatment and mood diary, recipes and a meal planner.

Consistently featuring in the top 100 medical apps in both the App Store and Android Store, the Bowel Cancer Australia App provides users with answers to questions about bowel cancer which many people feel uncomfortable asking and continues to make it easier for people to access relevant bowel cancer information.”

Bowel Cancer Australia, the patient charity which developed and updated the app. | http://bit.ly/2QgTtDW


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)  ·  Medical

BreastAware

BreastAware
developed by Ioannis Demetrakopoulos, Anadelta Information and Medical Systems, Greece


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English
Cost: Free

Information on how to check breasts, and on lifestyle choices for decreasing the risk of breast cancer.

"The BreastAware app presents an easy way to understand how to become more breast aware, and aware of lifestyle choices that can increase or decrease your risk of breast cancer. There are a number of videos on the app offering advice on screening, and on how best to check your breasts. There’s a reminder facility to do so regularly, and, at the push of a button, the ability to make an appointment for our screening, counselling, or a complementary therapy session." Action Cancer, Northern Ireland | http://bit.ly/xhSvpO


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Cancer iOncolex

Cancer iOncolex
developed by Institute for Medical Informatics (IMI), Norway


Information

English
Cost: Free

Provides patients (and their carers and families) with information on up to three cancers (breast, lung and prostate), supported by interactive illustrations, photos and videos. Now only available via website. The app version is no longer supported. 

Recommended by the Kreftforeningen [Norwegian Cancer Society], Norway Recommended by the Kreftforeningen [Norwegian Cancer Society], Norway | [Source no longer available]


Tags: Medical

Cancergraph

Cancergraph
developed by www.kogimobile.com


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

Chinese / English / Italian / Spanish
Cost: Free
An app to help people with cancer to track symptoms and side effects over days, months and years.
“A new app called Cancergraph is available, which can track all of your treatment symptoms and side effects when going through cancer. When dealing with treatment, there can be many taxing symptoms and side effects, and keeping track of them all for future discussions with your doctor, albeit important, can be quite difficult. It’s crucial to have an accurate record for your doctor, as this can affect your treatment options. This new, free app, created by Malecare, allows you to keep record of it all. 
With the app, you can select 5 symptoms from a list of over 200. When a symptom is selected, you then rate it on a 5-point scale. All data is placed into a color-coded graph so you have it to show your healthcare professional at your next appointment. If you need to add more than five symptoms, you can use the journal feature to write anything you deem necessary to remember and share. You can add 5 symptoms each time you open the app, and the app can hold years of side effect records. You may also attach any photos related to the data you input. You can also record when you have good days with no symptoms, since this information is important as well. The app can send updates of clinical trials, and lets you opt to share your information for research purposes, withholding your identity.” 
Prostate Cancer Research Institute, a US-based charity which aims to improve the quality of prostate cancer patients and caregivers lives by supporting research and disseminating information that educates and empowers patients, families, and the medical community. | http://bit.ly/2yxhd9z


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)  ·  Medical

Carcinoid NETs Health storylines

Carcinoid NETs Health storylines
developed by Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, using the Health Storyline platform from Self Care Catalysts


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English
Cost: Free

Tools to help patients manage carcinoid and related neuroendocrine tumours (NETs)

“Living with Neuroendocrine Tumours (NETs) and Carcinoid Syndrome is not easy but two new features on the Carcinoid NETs Health Storylines App aim to make it a little easier…

… Zebra Tales presents real stories about real life experiences by people who may be just like you…You can read their stories online…or in the app

…NET Nutrition is a new nutrition tool made specifically for those living with NETs and/or Carcinoid Syndrome. Determining which nutrients are right for you while living with NETs can sometimes be challenging…

…Check in regularly for new articles that will help you manage typical diet-related symptoms and offer insights on conversations to have with your healthcare team.”

The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, the not for profit organisation for patient advocacy and support | http://bit.ly/2NhvGCx


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)  ·  Medical

Chemo Brain Doc Notes Free

Chemo Brain Doc Notes Free
developed by Neuron Softech LLC


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsImproving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English
Cost: Free
Recording tool to help patients gain the most from a visit to a doctor.
"Cancer patients plagued by ‘chemo brain’ or other memory issues have a new tool to help them at the doctor’s office. 'Chemo BrainDoc Notes' is a new free smartphone iOS and Android app that helps patients remember important questions for their next doctor's visit, and what was said during the appointment. With the app, recalling important information is never easier. ... The app  provides patients with an easy way to record questions, either by voice or text, for their next doctor visit. Patients can also record their doctor’s visit in a voice memo, and play it back later. ... Chemo Brain Doc Notes was created by Jenny Ahlstrom, multiple-myeloma survivor, wife, mom of six, and founder of mPatient Myeloma Radio, a live weekly Internet radio interview show interviewing the top doctors and researchers in the field of multiple myeloma. ”My goal is to make life a little easier for those with cancer because I understand the needs firsthand"." CrowdCare Foundation Inc, USA | http://bit.ly/1oxSkOW


Tags: Disability

Clinical Trial Seek

Clinical Trial Seek
developed by Vogel Farina LLC


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English
Cost: Free
Searches the National Institutes of Health clinicaltrials.gov database for cancer clinical trials.
“Novartis is a bit of an exception. They actually have an android app ... ‘Clinical Trial Seek’ ... which does a reasonable job of accessing the ClinicalTrials.gov database, and therefore gives you ALL available clinical trial options, rather than only those related to their products (as most other drug company sites do).” ‘Chaotically Precise: Life, Love, and Melanoma’ blog, USA | http://bit.ly/1gez9oK


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

CML Today

CML Today
developed by CML Advocates Network


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

Arabic / English / French / German / Hebrew / Portuguese / Spanish
Cost: Free
Enables patients with CML to track their medication, receive reminders and track their results.
“I’ve downloaded the App for my iPhone and have found it easy to use and very clear; the reminder function is excellent. Whilst there are several Apps that support CML patients this is the only one, to my knowledge, developed by a patient advocacy network.

I know the people who have developed it and I trust them, very important with medical data of this nature. This App gets my seal of approval and a big thumbs-up from me. Well done CML Advocates Network.”

Kris Griffin, patient advocate with CML | https://accesscmldrugs.wordpress.com/tag/app/


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)  ·  Medical

Contigo

Contigo
developed by Wake App Health SL


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringInformation

Spanish
Cost: Free
Provides information on how to cope with breast cancer and its treatment.
Recommended by AGE Platform Europe (AGE) and by the European Disability Forum (EDF) as part of the Vodafone Foundation’s Mobile for Good Europe Awards 2013. Recommended by AGE Platform Europe (AGE) and by the European Disability Forum (EDF) | http://bit.ly/1hzyGR9


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Ecco CanCer

Ecco CanCer
developed by Appsolution SA, USA


Information

English
Cost: Free

Features the activities of Belgium-based multi-stakeholder organisation specialising in cancer, the European CanCer Organisation (ECCO).

“Just the right balance between news, and background about ECCO—and, of course, the programmes of our biggest conferences.” European CanCer Organisation (ECCO), Belgium | http://bit.ly/HNhStu


Tags: Medical

Focus on Lymphoma

Focus on Lymphoma
developed by Migrate2Mobile


RemindersImproving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English
Cost: Free
Information to help a person with lymphoma understand the condition, and to manage their cancer treatment.
"Authoritative. Excellent for lymphoma and blood cancers." Cancer patient group, Canada | PatientView survey, November 2013


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

HPV e Cancro do Colo do Útero

HPV e Cancro do Colo do Útero
developed by Liga Portuguesa contra o Cancro with accessibility support from ACAPO, Associação dos Cegos e Amblíopes de Portugal


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

Portuguese
Cost: Free
App to raise awareness on preventing and treating diseases associated with HPV, including cervical cancer.

“Cervical Cancer is the 2nd most common cancer in Portuguese women under 50.

In Portugal, the HPV vaccine prevents 97% of cases, proving that there are cancers that can be prevented! 

…The Portuguese League Against Cancer launches the Cervical Cancer and HPV App as a contribution to the prevention and early diagnosis of cancers associated with Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection. This application meets specific accessibility criteria for the blind and visually impaired.”  
Patient group Liga Portuguesa contra o Cancro (Portuguese League Against Cancer) | http://bit.ly/2Vxi750


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

iBreastCheck

iBreastCheck
developed by Torchbox, UK


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringInformation

English
Cost: Free

Contains a video on how women should properly check their breasts for cancer. Is approved by NHS Choices as being safe.  

"Being breast aware and regularly checking for the signs and symptoms of breast cancer is vital in detecting breast cancer at its earliest stages. It could save your life. iBreastCheck helps women be breast aware by directly addressing the reasons women don't check so often. It includes a video to show how, and a reminder so you don't forget. The information is evidence-based, and tested with women and health professionals." Breakthrough Breast Cancer (BBC), UK | PatientView survey 2012-2013


Tags: Medical

ItsaMANTHING - Prostate Cancer

ItsaMANTHING - Prostate Cancer
developed by Netready Limited


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English
Cost: Free
Provides information about prostate cancer.
"Gives clear information about the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. It is written for patients, by patients." PROSTaid, UK | PatientView survey, November 2013


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

La Mia Voce

La Mia Voce
developed by Bumblebee Studios, Sweden; and Zadig Srl, Italy


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

Italian
Cost: Free
Aims to help people with a permanent or temporary speech impediment communicate with family, friends and healthcare professionals.

“The app was built with advice from Dr Licitra of the Cancer Institute of Milan, with sponsorship from us, the Associazione Italiana Laringectomizzati (AILAR), and the Federazione Italiana delle Associazioni di Laringectomizzati e Pazienti Oncologici (FIALPO), and the Associazione Italiana di Oncologia Cervico-Cefalica (AIOCC). The app is an effective tool for patients with tumours of the head or neck, and also for people who have difficulty speaking. The app allows you to activate a voice synthesiser from a repertoire of phrases that best meet the basic needs of these types of patients. You can also write short sentences to be sent to the speech synthesiser, producing either a male or female voice.”

Associazione Italiana Laringectomizzati (AILAR), Italy | Source no longer available


Tags: Disability

Liv med Kræft [Life with Cancer]

Liv med Kræft [Life with Cancer]
developed by Kræftens Bekæmpelse [Cancer Society], Denmark


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsSelf-monitoringInformation

Danish / English
Cost: Free

Allows audio, images, and video relevant to cancer symptoms, and to life with cancer, to be stored in a logbook, and shared with carers, doctors, family, etc.

"A tool to overview your cancer treatment and your disease, and share the information with relatives. Allows near-by relevant events to be located and added to your own calendar and that of your relatives. A tool to manage checklists of questions to the doctor, the workplace, your relatives, etc. Has suggestions for common questions. It is necessary to be online to watch videos related to cancer treatment in the app." Kræftens Bekæmpelse [Cancer Society], Denmark | PatientView survey 2012-2013


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Lung Cancer Navigator

Lung Cancer Navigator
developed by LUNgevity Foundation


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English
Cost: Free

App designed to support patients in managing lung cancer from diagnosis through to treatment.

“The LUNGevity Lung Cancer Navigator is a customizable mobile app that puts your entire support network in the palm of your hand.

The app was created for lung cancer patients, family caregivers, and support team members to manage life after a lung cancer diagnosis. It helps you understand your diagnosis and provides tools and forums for asking questions, detailing symptoms, and managing medications. The app is a great way to communicate with your healthcare providers and to request support from friends and family.”

Longevity Foundation, the US-based patient advocacy and research charity for lung cancer which developed the app | http://bit.ly/2PQexRu


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)  ·  Medical

Lyfe

Lyfe
developed by Lymphoma Coalition


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsImproving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English / French
Cost: Free
App with practical information for patients with Hodgkin lymphoma
“The Lyfe app is the first and only mobile application dedicated to supporting those with Hodgkin lymphoma. Reflecting its content and purpose, the name Lyfe is a combination of “lymphoma” and “life.”

One of the unique features of the Lyfe app is the Community section. It allows patients and support-givers to share their stories, ask questions and connect with others who are dealing with similar circumstances—locally, nationally and around the world.
Lyfe has insightful articles providing practical tips designed to help during all stages of the patient experience. It also includes information geared specifically to friends and family members who are providing help and support during this challenging time.”

The app’s developers, the Lymphoma Coalition, the worldwide network of lymphoma patient groups. | http://www.lymphomacoalition.org/global-information/hodgkin-lymphoma-lyfe-mobile-application


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)  ·  Medical

Lymphoma home

Lymphoma home
developed by House 086 (Lymphoma Association of China)with Medbanks Network Technologies


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

Chinese / English
Cost: Free
App to help patients in Chinese to understand lymphoma and manage their condition.
“The new version of Lymphoma Home…is back strongly for more patients to understand lymphoma and have confidence in facing lymphoma.” House 086 (Lymphoma Association of China), the patient group which commissioned the app. | https://bit.ly/3fNBsqD


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)  ·  Medical

Melanoma UK

Melanoma UK
developed by Vitacess with Melanoma UK


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English
Cost: Free

Patient registry app to record real world evidence from people with melanoma. 

“Melanoma UK has been working with healthcare company Vitaccess to develop a digital platform to collect data from people living with melanoma….

…Participants use their own smartphone or tablet to complete questionnaires or surveys at their convenience. Data are immediately submitted to a central data platform; users of the platform can see and analyse the aggregated data in real time.

The platform will collect rich demographic and epidemiology data across all stages of disease, treatment, and beyond.

Initially, the platform with collect data on quality of life in people living with and being treated for melanoma in the real-world setting. To date, such data have been collected only in the somewhat “artificial” setting of clinical trials. 

This study will help us to understand how people feel during what has become routine treatment, and afterwards. The pilot stage will collect data in the UK but we plan to extend data collection globally.

Participants benefit from monitoring and recording how they feel, and the platform provides a convenient way for them to share their data with friends, family and healthcare professionals. 

Development of this platform has been collaborative: at the recent UK Melanoma Patient Conference, we canvassed future participants on the functionalities that they would have used. Based on this extremely positive feedback, features such as a daily pain diary, knowledge centre, consultation checklists and events timeline have been built into the platform.

Data will be available free of charge to academic researchers, and through a subscription service to industry.”

Patient group which developed the app, Melonoma UK | http://bit.ly/2Fceu8s


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)  ·  Medical

My NET Manager

My NET Manager
developed by Vogel Farina LLC


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English / French
Cost: Free
Organisational tool for people with a neuroendocrine tumour.
"The first mobile app for carcinoid cancer and neuroendocrine tumor (NET) patients is available for downloading on the iPhone, iPad, and Android. ‘My NET Manager’, a free app by Novartis Oncology, offers patients a unique opportunity to track their symptoms, set reminders, access test results, and view important dates. The app includes a medication tracker, an insurance tracker, a place to list physicians’ names and contact information, information about NETs, including a glossary, and more. ... A ‘Contacts’ section offers the app user a place to list laboratories, doctors, pharmacies, and insurance companies.” Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, USA | http://bit.ly/1ndsoJz


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

NCCN Patient Guides for cancer

NCCN Patient Guides for cancer
developed by National Comprehensive Cancer Network


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English
Cost: Free

Information on diagnosis and treatment guidelines for many cancers.

“NCCN Guidelines for Patients®, patient-friendly translations of the NCCN Guidelines®, are meant to help patients with cancer talk with their physicians about the best treatment options for their disease. 

The NCCN Guidelines for Patients along with one- to two- page NCCN Quick Guide™ sheets summarising key points in the NCCN Guidelines for Patients are now available through the mobile app.”

National Comprehensive Cancer Network, the not for profit organisation that developed the app. | http://bit.ly/2NnVpsX


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)  ·  Medical

Ostobuddy

Ostobuddy
developed by Buddha Technologies


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English
Cost: Free

Helps people to manage their stoma supplies.

“OstoBuddy is a super good app that helps you keep track of your stoma equipment. It's simply built up by clicking on a small `plus’ in the corner of the app and adding your products. And afterwards you can keep an eye on how much you have used and when. 

When you add a new product, enter the brand name of the manufacturer, what type of product it is (plate, bag, etc.), model number, what amount of product you have when you bought it and when to have a reminder to buy new. 

Then you can enter and specify when using a new bag, sheet etc. and even write notes if you have a comment. All the products you added to the app will appear on a list. Then you just cross which product you use, and then the app keeps track of the day you changed and how much you've left. 

The app will even remind you when you are running out and stores contact information on the manufacturers so you can easily order new. All in all, OstoBuddy is really easy to use”

Stomiforeningen COPA (Danish Stoma patient association) | http://bit.ly/2xYqaO6


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)  ·  Medical

OurBrainBank

OurBrainBank
developed by uMotif for OurBrainBank


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English
Cost: Free
App for symptom tracking and research for patients with glioblastoma.

“OurBrainBank is a non-profit dedicated to moving glioblastoma from terminal to treatable, powered by patients. 

Our key tool is the OurBrainBank app which helps people manage their disease as well as provide much-needed data for medical researchers…

…As you progress, you may view your data at any time: access reports via the menu icon (bars at the top left of the app screen) and select ‘my reports’. Compare different symptoms and view your progress over time.

You may share your data with other people, including your healthcare team, so they can see how your symptoms may have changed. This may help you understand the relationship between your treatments and your symptoms.

The app allows you to self-track neurological function with games that test balance, ability to compare numbers, and speed of neurological function. They’re quite addictive! 

The app can be used to track health data such as your weight, blood pressure, or blood sugar. There’s also a neat journal feature, so you can record how you’re doing.

We plan to publish our findings widely, sharing the insights gleaned from the aggregated data, and driving more research to crack glioblastoma.

We encourage you to continue to participate after your first 100 days. Your input is crucial to the success of the mission — to turn GBM from terminal to treatable”
OurBrainBank, the not-for-profit US patient group which developed the app | https://bit.ly/3bpP746


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)  ·  Medical

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms Diary

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms Diary
developed by Electric Putty for UK patient charity, Ovarian Cancer Action


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English
Cost: Free
App to help women at risk of ovarian cancer to track and report their symptoms.

“Ovarian cancer has four main symptoms:

  • Persistent tummy pain
  • Persistent bloating
  • Difficulty eating/feeling full more quickly
  • Needing to wee more frequently…

…If your symptoms are:

  • Persistent
  • Severe
  • Frequent
  • Out of the ordinary…
…You should make an appointment to see your GP as soon as possible. Keep a record of what symptoms you are experiencing to take with you. This will help your GP make a speedier diagnosis. You can download our paper symptoms diary or search ‘Ovarian Cancer Action’ in your phone’s app store for a digital version.”
Ovarian Cancer Action, the UK Charity which helped to develop the app | http://bit.ly/3cdn2Oe


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)  ·  Medical

OWise breast cancer

OWise breast cancer
developed by Px HealthCare Ltd


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

Dutch / English
Cost:
Through the application, you can receive information about breast cancer and wellbeing as well as giving tips as to topics to discuss with their doctor.
“OWise is a website and iPhone app that gives you the ability to have all your personal information on breast cancer at hand. So it can all information about your situation in one place to put together to help you. The app was awarded by the Health App Awards 2013.” Borstkankervereniging Nederland (BVN) | http://bit.ly/1UPRKko


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)  ·  Medical

Play to Cure: Genes in Space

Play to Cure: Genes in Space
developed by Guerilla Tea Games


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English
Cost: Free
Space-themed game designed to help cancer researchers analyse data on breast cancer.
"The world’s first mobile phone that allows players to analyse real genetic data from cancer cells. Called 'Play To Cure: Genes in Space', we’ve developed the game to help our scientists get to grips with a major challenge facing researchers today – too much data, and not enough time to analyse it. We wanted to do something that we thought would help us to speed up our research. What we found is the analysis of data needs to be done by humans and the only way of really speeding that up is by getting more humans looking at that data. We believe that by doing a mobile phone game we can create something which enables people of all ages all around the world to look at that data. Every level that you play, every couple of minutes, you will be helping to accelerate our research and help us to beat cancer sooner. Professor Carlos Caldas from our Cambridge Research Institute, whose lab have provided the data for the gamers to analyse, explains in more detail: "We’re generating massive amounts of data: in this particular project we profiled tumours from 2,000 different breast cancer patients, and for each of those tumours we obtain over 2,000,000 data points. To analyse that data using human input it would take thousands of hours. So instead what we did is we analysed the data using computers. And you might think that computers are absolutely precise – they’re very good but they’re not 100% precise. The human eye is very good at recognising patterns, and at recognising changes in patterns. So what we hope is that by having people play the game, what they’re doing is using the data that we used to generate the new breast cancer classifications, that they will refine the precision of the calls and therefore refine the identification of new breast cancer genes. So they have the element of the game that is just playing a game. But to play the game - in order to enable the starship - they have to collect this 'substance alpha'. And when they go and collect substance alpha, without knowing what they’re doing, what they’re really doing is analysing the data. By calling where there are gains and losses - so the peaks and the troughs in the data - they are effectively helping us find and map the faulty genes. That information is collected through the computer from each of these players. Many players will look at the same data and we will be calling data from the same tumour, so we hope that by the crowd-sourcing that we will refine the precision of the calls. By navigating through the data, effectively displayed to them as this cosmic dust, what they’re doing is really routing and tracing precisely where there are flat copy numbers - where there are gains, and where there are losses – and they are also identifying where the breaks occur; where from one level you have a gain and then it has a loss and those co-ordinates are registered when they put a dot in their computer. Without realising, they’re giving us the co-ordinates where they think the breaks are occurring." " Cancer Research UK | http://bit.ly/1kkvgpg


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Reverse the Odds

Reverse the Odds
developed by Multiplatform team, Maverick TV; Chunk Digital; Zooniverse


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English
Cost: Free
Game that utilises the principle of crowdsourcing to allow the users to help UK-based cancer researchers analyse cells.
“Create a magical world, save a race of adorable minions, and help our scientists analyse real cancer data—all through a puzzle game on your mobile. In ‘Reverse the Odds’, you help the ‘Odds—colourful creatures whose world is falling into decline. By completing mini puzzle games and upgrading their land, you can restore the Odds back to their lively selves. But it’s not just the Odds you’re helping. We’ve incorporated the analysis of real cancer data into the game. Our scientists have huge amounts of data, and it needs to be analysed by human beings—computers aren’t good enough at recognising the patterns required. By incorporating data analysis into Reverse the Odds, we can get thousands of players to help our scientists learn more about different cancers, including head and neck, lung, and bladder cancer. You’re analysing in the same way researchers do, but because there are a lot more of you, we can get through data much more quickly, freeing up more of our researchers’ valuable time, and unveiling clues about cancer sooner. Citizen science is all about getting as many people involved as possible, so don’t worry if you’re not always 100% sure about what cells you can see. Sometimes even researchers disagree. That’s why they have back-up mechanisms in place, and we do, too. Lots of other people will see the same pictures as you, and we have checks in place to spot wayward analysis. The images you’re seeing are magnified samples of real tumour tissue donated by former patients. By answering simple questions about this data, you’re helping our scientists to learn more about cancer, and more effectively prescribe the most appropriate treatment options for future patients.” Cancer Research UK | http://bit.ly/1DmQVpb


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

SeeWord

SeeWord
developed by Kick App Productions, Inc, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English
Cost: Free
Word game to help people with a brain tumour remember and recognise words.
“ ‘SeeWord’ is a game we developed for both iOS and Android, designed to exercise your brain. Up to 50% of all profits from the game are donated to both our foundation, as well as other leading brain cancer research foundations. When my mother was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), her tumour appeared in the area of her brain that is responsible for word recollection and recognition, so it was imperative that she kept her mind engaged with tasks that exercise it. That’s when I had the idea to design and develop SeeWord, to help her and others like her exercise their minds in a new, fun and unique way.” Thompson-Mason Brain Cancer Foundation, USA | http://bit.ly/1mJinD5


Tags: Disability

SkinVision

SkinVision
developed by SkinVision BV, Netherlands


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English / Russian
Cost: Free

Skin-cancer prevention tool that provides an on-the-spot risk assessment.

“Not sure how much I like this or not, as I doubt whether two of my melanomas would have been of concern. But it is a conversation piece, at least. And if it makes even one person more aware, and sends them to a dermatologist, it’s probably worth it.” Blogger on Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) forum, USA | http://bit.ly/P7Uvvt


Tags: Medical

UMSkinCheck

UMSkinCheck
developed by University of Michigan Health System (UMHS), USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English
Cost: Free

Allows a user to check for skin cancer by conducting self examination.

“Regular skin checks can assist in detecting melanoma in its earliest stages. Cancer screening has just gone mobile with a new free app called ‘UMSkinCheck’. The app is a collaboration of Michigan University’s technology and clinical expertise.” Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF), USA | Source is no longer available


Tags: Medical

UV-Indeks

UV-Indeks
developed by Four developers: 1. Kræftens Bekæmpelse [Danish Cancer Society]; 2. TrygFonden [Tryg Foundation]; 3. Sundhedsstyrelsen [Danish Health and Medicines Authority]; 4. Miljøstyrelsen [Environmental Protection Agency]


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesTrackers

Danish / English
Cost: Free
Indicates the ultra-violet (UV) levels in Denmark and many other countries.
“The ‘Sun Campaign’, in collaboration with the Sundhedsstyrelsen [Danish Health and Medicines Authority] and the Miljøstyrelsen [Environmental Protection Agency] has developed a smartphone app called ‘UV index’. In the app, you can view the current UV index for 20,000 different locations at home and abroad, and you can get automatic reminders when today’s UV index in your favourite city is 3 or more. … Since the UV index can vary greatly from east to west, one can (as something new) check the UV index at a specific location. You can either choose your favourite location (such as a place where you live), or use the built-in GPS. You can also get advice and sunscreen guidance, and get automatic UV warnings when the UV index is high. … The new UV app works both in Denmark and abroad.” Kræftens Bekæmpelse [Danish Cancer Society] | http://bit.ly/1ss6Dvr


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

VHL app

VHL app
developed by VHL Alliance


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsRemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English
Cost: Free
App to help patients, carers and healthcare professionals manage Von Hippel Lindau disease, a genetic cancer.
“Taking our knowledge and putting it into action by educating patients, caregivers, and physicians is key to meeting our mission. This mobile tool is a spectacular new resource to address those needs, and is readily available as a free download via the iTunes app store. The VHL App is meant to complement our website, conferences, discussion calls, and other resources that seek to make living, managing, and thriving with VHL easier to do.” VHL Alliance Executive Director, Dr. Ilene Sussman. | http://bit.ly/2p3gn1w


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)  ·  Medical

World Child Cancer

World Child Cancer
developed by SanGen Systems, UK


Information

Basque / Chinese / Dutch / English / French / German / Japanese / Korean / Vietnamese
Cost: Free

Allows the user to follow the progress of World Child Cancer projects around the world, and to find out more about how cancer is faced by children in the developing world.

“We are now in version three of the app, with better graphics, more information, more photos and videos, and updated content.” World Child Cancer, UK | Source is no longer available


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

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