Los Angeles Cancer Network Now Offering CancerConnect

Fort Worth TX/Sun Valley ID —November 11, 2014— OmniHealthMedia (OMNI) is pleased to announce the launch of the Los Angeles Cancer Network‘s virtual online CancerConnect support community. The LACN CancerConnect community will provide patients, survivors, caregivers and advocates much needed peer-to-peer support opportunities in a fully moderated online community.

This community will be part of the national CancerConnect initiative. Research increasingly shows that cancer patients seek validation, information, and support via social media. Unlike other social media platforms, CancerConnect allows individuals to interact in a confidential, safe, and secure environment. As part of this program, members of the LACN CancerConnect community can participate in more than sixty disease-specific national support groups. Cancer-specific groups are available, as are groups focused on caregiving, health and wellness, clinical trials, insurance, nutrition, and survivorship, all of which provide valuable support and education. Together, these elements of the CancerConnect platform offer an online destination populated with rich content to support the many ongoing needs of individual’s battling cancer.

Since its launch more than 50,000 patients have joined Cancer Connect which is also available through Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, The Ohio State James Cancer Institute, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and other leading providers of cancer care.

“People with cancer and their caregivers need ongoing access to support—not just during a brief office visit with their physician, but when they go home and do research. They need help during sleepless nights as well as busy days,” explains Charles Weaver, MD, a medical oncologist and CEO of OMNI Health Media. “We are pleased that leading cancer care providers like the LA Cancer Network continue to select CancerConnect content and social media applications for use on their websites for their patients and caregivers. LACN joins Memorial Sloan Kettering, Dana Farber, Roswell Park and over 300 other leading cancer centers and clinics in utilizing OMNI to provide a safe and secure environment where patients learn, share information, provide support, and validate their experience.”

“The Los Angeles Cancer Network is proud to partner with OMNI Health Media and provide our patients with the Cancer Connect online community.  A comprehensive and secure online resource for our patients and their families will go a long way toward enhancing the care and treatment of cancer,” said a spokesperson from the LA Cancer Network. The dedicated men and women of LA Cancer Network have served the greater Los Angeles area for over 30 years. With offices conveniently located in downtown Los Angeles, Glendale, Montebello and Alhambra, the LA Cancer Network offers care and guidance in blood disorders and cancer care from the most dedicated and professional medical staff specializing in Hematology and Medical Oncology.

The mission of The Los Angeles Cancer Network is to provide compassionate individualized treatment using the most recent proven advances in cancer care as well as education and support to their patients and their families. It is also their mission to participate in important clinical research, early detection and innovative treatment. They are proud to be at the forefront of cancer research with their associates at the Southern California Oncology Research Alliance, (SCORA).

About OMNI Health Media:

OMNI Health Media (OMNI) is a leading specialty website developer and publisher of consumer health information. By incorporating content expertise with social media and web-based programming, OMNI is uniquely qualified to develop and distribute multi-media health education content and social media programming for a variety of health conditions.

Originally established in 1996 as a cancer patient education resource, OMNI has consistently expanded its platform by integrating technologic advances with its health information content, applications and services. OMNI has been recognized for producing award-winning, multi-media content which reaches over 1.5 million health information seekers in English, Japanese, and Spanish every month. OMNI currently produces Web applications and health content in oncology, urology, rheumatology, and women’s health.

The mission of OMNI Health Media is to connect individuals with the most current, comprehensive health information and with others in similar situations. OMNI uses a variety of platforms including online, print, video, social media, and live interactive Web chats to connect and empower individuals to better manage their health conditions.

OMNI Health Media produces and manages Women magazine, CancerConnect.com, TheRAConnection.com, aWomensHealth.com and The Web Chats with the Experts interactive series featuring thought leaders from institutions such as Memorial Sloan Kettering, Johns Hopkins, Yale, and other prominent health centers.

OMNI content and programming has been independently reviewed by multiple physician practices and hospitals, and endorsed by the National Patient Advocate Foundation and the Oncology Nursing Society. Furthermore, CancerConnect.com has been awarded with the World Wide Web Health Awards’ Gold Award for patient education and information excellence. The Gold Award is the highest possible award bestowed on such sites. CancerConnect.com was named one of the top 5 oncology websites by Oncology Net Guide. Perhaps the biggest vote of confidence for OMNI content and programming is the fact that it has been used by over 250 hospitals, clinics, and advocacy groups including Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, The Susan Komen Foundation, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Roswell Park and leading physician practices and networks like The West Clinic, Texas Oncology, and other leading community practices from coast to coast. Currently, over 2,700 physicians use OMNI Health Media content programming on their websites.

Contact chweaver@omnihealthmedia.com