Cancer Management App For iPad Is An All-in-One Resource

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The Cancer Management Handbook app, created by UBM Medica LLC, brings a popular cancer resource for health professionals to the iPad.

Although it's designed for medical professionals, the app is accessible for anyone who wants a handy all-in-one cancer resource on an iPad.

Content of the App

The app features 13 sections, including 11 sections devoted to cancer subtypes. The remaining two sections are devoted to Palliative and Supportive Care, and Complications.

The subtype sections are:

  • Cancers of the head and neck region
  • Lung cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancers
  • Genitourinary malignancies
  • Gynecologic malignancies
  • Skin cancers
  • Sarcomas
  • Brain tumors
  • Other solid tumors
  • Hematologic malignancies

Here's a screenshot showing the Hematologic malignancies subtype section in which Hodgkin's lymphoma is highlighted on the left and the contents are on the right:

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This screenshot shows the main Hodgkin's index to Hodgkin's Epidemiology:

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For a disease as complicated and confusing as cancer, this app makes navigating through it all easy.

The Only Complaint

There is one complaint I have with the app, although it's not big enough to get me to remove the app or not recommend it.

The complaint has to do with the top border, which currently displays a banner ad for Roche's Gazyva, an anti CD20 drug that the drug-maker would ideally like to see replace Rituxan as the monoclonal antibody of choice in patients with indolent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
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I accept that it's a great benefit that the app is free and a primary reason it's free is because of this advertisement; I just oppose this kind of advertising by drug companies.

Where to Find this App

Click here to find the app online, or search "Cancer Management Handbook" at the Apple app store.

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