The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) Pocket Cancer Care Guide mobile app has been selected as an Official Honoree of the 16th Annual Webby Awards. The mobile app, designed for cancer survivors and caregivers, allows users to quickly and easily build lists of practical questions to guide conversations with their doctors and nurses.

This year, the Academy has acknowledged outstanding entries as Official Honorees – a distinction awarded to less than 15 percent of all work entered. The NCCS Pocket Cancer Care Guide has been recognized as a submission of exceptional quality in the Lifestyle (handheld devices) category under Mobile & App. The Academy received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.

NCCS created its mobile app to empower cancer survivors and loved ones to take a more active role in their cancer care by stimulating better—and more frequent—communication between the patient and health care provider. “The emotional aspects that accompany cancer, together with the complex details of treatment, can be overwhelming,” said Michael L. Kappel, Acting President and CEO, and a five-year colon cancer survivor. “With our mobile app, survivors get answers to their most important questions and gain the greatest value out of the limited time they have with their doctors and nurses.”

Users of the app can browse hundreds of questions in categories relevant to any stage of a cancer diagnosis; record and play back their health care professional’s answers; create custom questions; and link to existing appointments in their calendar. There is also a built-in glossary of common medical terminology related to cancer and treatment. The mobile app is available for free in the iTunes store or by visiting www.canceradvocacy.org/careguide.

The 16th Annual Webby Awards will take place on May 21, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. EST and will be streamed live from The Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on www.webbyawards.com. The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Past winners, nominees and honorees have included industry leaders such as Twitter, Google, eBay, ESPN and Skype.

Established in 1996 during the Web’s infancy, The Webbys is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which includes an executive 1,000-member body of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities, and associate members who are former Webby Award winners and nominees and other Internet professionals.

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