CancerConsultants to Launch Social Network

Ketchum, Idaho, Sept 15, 2009 —, a leading online resource for quality, comprehensive cancer information for over ten years, is launching, a new social network that will allow people with cancer and those who care for them to share information, inspiration, hope, and support. will launch in the fourth quarter of 2009.

The addition of makes a one-stop destination for information and support. Now, is more than a leading cancer resource – it is a hub for people with cancer, caregivers, survivors, family and friends, a place to share and receive reliable and trustworthy information, a community. And most importantly, it’s interactive – so cancer patients and their loved ones can now participate in the dialogue.

“People with cancer need to be educated and informed, but they also need to connect and feel supported and know that they are not alone,” said Charles Weaver, M.D. founder and CEO. “We’ve always been a leading resource for cancer information, but we wanted to give cancer patients and caregivers more than just information. We wanted to build a true community where patients can communicate and participate whenever they need help – 24/7.”

The new Vice President of, Alana Brody, is a strategic leader who has worked tirelessly to enhance access to credible and reliable medical information. With over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including her most recent role as Senior Vice President of Strategic Development with the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), Ms. Brody has successfully expanded the reach, effectiveness, and impact of several healthcare organizations.

“Alana Brody is building the most comprehensive social network for people with cancer, ” said Dr. Weaver. “She will ensure that is a user-friendly, valuable resource for anyone impacted by this disease.” is a leading multimedia cancer resource and continues to reach over one million cancer patients per month at over 150 online destinations. rounds out the comprehensive multimedia platform at – now patients can read, watch, learn, and interact.

“We are pleased with our expanded services and know that this is just one more way we can serve the people in the cancer community,” said Dr. Weaver.

About is a leading developer of cancer educational content for consumers, oncology websites, and online Internet applications in oncology. Our mission is to create and distribute “best-of-class” multimedia oncology programs that educate and empower patients, survivors and caregivers affected by cancer and provide them with the information and resources they need to prevent, understand, and fight the disease. Since 1997, our flagship portal, has been a preferred online destination for reliable cancer information on the prevention, screening, and management of cancer.’s reach in oncology is unprecedented – between, 150 cancer-focused websites, distribution of the Understanding Cancer Video Series and print distribution of our content through Women & Cancer Magazine we reach over one million seekers of cancer information each month. licenses its Understanding Cancer Video Series, online news service and other content to over 150 leading destinations on the Internet, including Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Caring4Cancer,, and, and is used on the websites of over 1,200 cancer specialists in leading cancer hospitals and clinics in over 40 states.