OMNI Health Media Launches an On-line Social Network Community for Roswell Park Cancer Institute

June 15, 2010

Contact:

For Immediate Release

Charles H. Weaver, MD

chweaver@cancerconsultants.com


Ketchum/Sun Valley, Idaho June 15, 2010—OMNI Health Media, a leading specialty publisher of cancer-related information, Web sites, and applications specifically for consumers, announces the launch of a new online community for the Roswell Park Cancer Institute  (RPCI) in Buffalo, New York.  Social network websites are increasingly important vehicles for individuals to interact and communicate with each other.  OMNI has developed a safe, secure, community that focuses on the needs and concerns of cancer patients.  This new private label community enhances the on line presence and strategy of individual cancer centers and clinics and will be available for all patients and family members of this NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The RPCI community will have a specific RPCI community for cancer patients being treated at the center to interact, and over thirty (30) individual communities for individuals with similar interests. Cancer-specific groups as well as groups focused on caregiving, health and wellness, clinical trials, insurance, nutrition, and survivorship all exist to provide support for anyone affected by a diagnosis of cancer.  The RPCI community will be available on www.roswellpark.org.

www.CancerConnect.com is the first online property to combine a robust information platform consisting of current comprehensive information on cancer with a social network. CancerConnect.com is also available as a fully functional “private label” social network for people with cancer, their caregivers, and others who are interested in staying up-to-date about the set of diseases known as cancer. CancerConnect is licensed to hospitals and cancer clinics to enhance their Web sites, improve SEO, and allow cancer patients to be part of a social community without leaving the clinic. Disease-specific groups as well as groups focused on caregiving, 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 is a leading specialty publisher of cancer-related information, Web sites, on line applications, and content specifically for consumers. Established in 1996, OMNI develops and distributes multi-media health education content and programming, with an emphasis on cancer and women’s health.  OMNI has developed over 200 Web sites and supplies educational content and programming to over 1700 physicians for use on their cancer center and clinic Web sites.

About Roswell Park Cancer Institute: Roswell Park Cancer Institute, America’s first cancer center, was founded in 1898 by Dr. Roswell Park. RPCI is the only upstate New York facility to hold the National Cancer Center designation of “comprehensive cancer center”.  For more information go to www.roswellpark.org.