National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Launches CancerConnect Social Media Platform for Women with Ovarian Cancer

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Launches CancerConnect Social Media Platform for Women with Ovarian Cancer

Austin TX/Sun Valley ID The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) now offers a specialized social network for women with ovarian cancer. The NOCC CancerConnect Community offers these women a safe, secure, and private online resource, where they can find peer-to-peer support, share their experience and information, and build community. This new online platform is now available at NOCCcommunity.ovarian.org. Come join the conversation!

“Women with ovarian cancer and their families need ongoing access to information and support not just during a brief office visit with their physician. 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 advocacy groups like the NOCC continue to select CancerConnect as the preferred social media application. Increased awareness, improved genetic testing, and access to new treatments are all important for women at risk of developing ovarian cancer as well as those battling the disease. CancerConnect will provide a safe and secure environment where these individuals can share information, provide support, and validate their experience with others as they learn to manage and cope with their situation.”

Registering with the NOCC CancerConnect Community is fast, free, and confidential. Visit NOCCcommunity.ovarian.org to join.

Read more about the launch of the NOCC CancerConnect Community here.

About the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition:

Since its inception, the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition has been committed to raising awareness, promoting education, and funding research in support of women, families, and communities touched by ovarian cancer. NOCC is well established as an important national advocate for patients and families struggling with ovarian cancer, and remains steadfast in its mission to save lives by fighting tirelessly to prevent and cure ovarian cancer, and to improve the quality of life for survivors. For more information, please visit http://www.ovarian.org.

About CancerConnect:

CancerConnect.com is the leading social network for cancer patients, their friends, and family. This unique online application was developed by OMNI Health Media and combines a robust information platform consisting of current comprehensive information on cancer with a social network. It is populated with rich content to support the many ongoing needs of individuals battling cancer and is comprised of communities of individuals with similar interests in the area of cancer.

Cancer Connect is used as a private label Application by many leading cancer centers and advocacy groups to support their patients. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, The University of California, The Ohio State James Cancer Inst and other leading Advocacy Groups and Cancer clinics provides community, connection and support with CancerConnect. CancerConnect is licensed to hospitals, cancer clinics, and advocacy groups to enhance their websites, improve SEO, and allow their patients to be part of a social community without leaving their clinic. Disease-specific groups as well as groups focused on care giving, health and wellness, and nutrition all exist to provide support for anyone affected by a diagnosis of cancer.

About OMNI Health Media:

OMNI Health Media (OMNI) is a leading specialty Website and Application developer and publisher of consumer health information. OMNI has developed and manages CancerConnect, theGIConnection, theRAConnection, and theSpineCommunity. These social communities can be accessed directly or used by gastroenterologists, oncologists, and rheumatologists to provide support and build community on their websites for their patients in a safe, secure, moderated environment.

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 Health Media also produces and manages Women magazine, 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.

Contact chweaver@omnihealthmedia.com