Omni Health Media Launches Social Network in Sun Valley

For Immediate Release July 7, 2010

Omni Health Media Launches Social Network in Sun Valley

Sun Valley, Idaho, July 7, 2010—Omni Health Media, one of the world’s leading specialty publishers of health-related information, websites, applications, and educational programs for individuals with cancer and their caregivers announces the successful launch of during the Allen Media Conference in Sun Valley ID.  Cancer Connect is a new social network that will allow people with cancer and those who care for them to share information, inspiration, hope, and support.

CancerConnect is the first online property to combine 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. 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. 600 Cancer patients signed up during the 30 day beta test and the application will now be available on line to all users. The community will also be available on leading cancer websites such as Memorial Sloan Kettering and Roswell Park which will launch later this month.

Visitors to can learn about all aspects of cancer and join groups focused on a specific disease, such as breast, colon, prostate, and lung cancer. They can also participate in communities with broader concerns like nutrition and spirituality. Visitors to can ask questions, share experience and connect with others who share their issues in a secure and confidential environment.

“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 and support during sleepless nights as well as during busy days,” explains Charles Weaver, MD, a medical oncologist and CEO of OMNI Health Media. ―We hope to help individuals find support in managing all phases and stages of their disease—from determining the best course of treatment, to understanding eligibility for clinical trials, to paying for treatment and other broader financial issues such as choosing a health plan that best fits your needs.”

“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 Alana Brody, VP Social Media ― will give people with cancer and their caregivers more than just information – it will provide a true community where patients can communicate and participate whenever they need help – 24/7.”

About Omni Health Media

OMNI Health Media is one of the world’s leading specialty publishers of health-related information, Internet programs, and applications 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 1500 physicians for use on Cancer Center and Clinic Web sites. OMNI’s award-wining content programs reach over 1 million seekers of cancer information in English, Japanese, and Spanish each month.

Understanding Cancer-Cancer Education Video Production and Licensing: Cancer patients and their caregivers increasingly use the Internet to learn about cancer, understand their treatment options, and select a doctor or cancer center. But beyond information seeking, the Internet is increasingly becoming a destination where patients get hope, inspiration, support, and a sense of community. In order to meet patients’ needs, OMNI created the Understanding Cancer video series.

WOMEN Magazine-A premier women’s health and wellness magazine since 2006, delivering breaking news about topics critical to women making informed decisions about their own and their family’s health and emphasizing cancer prevention, early detection, management, and survivorship.

CancerConsultants- is the leading developer of websites and distributor of educational content on cancer since 1997. Over 1500 Oncologists and 200 hospitals, oncology clinics, advocacy organizations and pharmaceutical companies have elected to use content and web applications developed and maintained by CancerConsultants to ensure their patients receive the most current information on cancer and its management in order to position themselves as the on line leader in their community. CancerConsultants can provide subscribers with over 6000 pages of dynamically maintained content in English or Spanish including; disease specific and treatment information, drug sheets, a cancer dictionary and over 600 Daily Cancer News items yearly. is a web application that helps cancer patients find appropriate clinical trials. On physicians, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies can list their ongoing clinical trials in an easy to use database so patients can search for clinical trials appropriate to their situation.

For more information, go to To learn how this application can be placed on your website contact Charles Weaver: