“Young cancer patients have a lot to say as well as questions to ask, but struggle to find quality information sources where they can express this. It is even harder to find an innovative platform to visit. I believe a mobile app created exclusively for teenage cancer patients would make their quest for information not just desirable, but also entertaining. As such, the possibilities of this competition are really exciting.”
– Sarunas Narbutas, 23, patient living with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
Along with several other sponsors that include eyeforpharma, Teenage Cancer Trust and LIVESTRONG Young Adult Alliance, PatientsLikeMe is a proud sponsor of the Mobile Health Competition, which encourages anyone and everyone – including advertising agencies, pharmaceutical employees and cancer patients themselves – to submit their ideas for a mobile application (“app”) that could improve the lives of teenage cancer patients.
Should your idea be selected as the winner by a “Global Superpanel” of teenage cancer survivors, you will receive publicity in major news channels and $5,000 to donate to the cancer charity of your choice. In addition, you will have the chance to see your idea turned into reality by one of eyeforpharma’s partners, and you will be invited to speak about your idea at the eyeforpharma Oncology Conference in Philadelphia.
Ready to start the brainstorming process? The deadline for submitting your idea to the Mobile Health Competition is January 10, 2012, and you can find all the details about how to enter as well as helpful resources and inspiration here.