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Karmanos Encourages Patients, Survivors to Share Their Use of Technology in Cancer Care Video Challenge

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is committed to providing every patient with better treatments and better outcomes. In line with that commitment, we are announcing a new initiative by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), to promote cancer patient health through the use of new technology.

The Cancer Care Video Challenge is an opportunity for cancer patients, survivors and their families and friends to share their stories about how using technology helped meet a goal related to cancer care.  There are many eHealth tools available to help navigate living with or transitioning from cancer treatment to survivorship. 

The NCI and ONC want to hear from you about the eHealth tools, information sites and other technology that you’ve used.  At last count, there were more than 14,000 apps related to health and medicine on one of the leading smart phone platforms. With so many options, it’s difficult to know which ones work.  That’s why the NCI and ONC want to hear from you about what trusted tools, information sites and other technology you’ve used to assist with meeting a goal related to cancer care for yourself or someone you love.

Your stories will motivate and inspire others to make the most of the resources that are available to make sure they get the best care — the care that is right for them.  Visit http://cancercare.challenge.gov for more information about the video contest.

The deadline to submit a video is December 21.  Cash prizes are available to the winners.

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