The Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation (BMCF), a national organization, envisioned CancerBuddy as a free mobile app for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers to connect, share, and help each other. This gives people facing cancer strength during their treatment and recovery, and reduces feelings of loneliness or isolation. Launch worked closely with the BMCF team to development, test, and deploy Cancerbuddy's app for iOS and Android.
CancerBuddy offers a user-friendly interface that empowers users to discover and connect with peers who share similar experiences, providing access to valuable resources,, emotional support, and a nurturing community. The platform's unique features enable users to connect based on factors such as their diagnosis, treatment, experienced side effects, age, interests, affiliated hospital, and geographical location It fosters meaningful connections, and it contributes to the well-being of individuals navigating the challenges of cancer.
- 4 types of users: Patients, survivors, care givers, and hosts have different permissions and roles in the app, taking into account their context and goals.
- 2,300+ hospitals listed: CancerBuddy connects cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers based on location, diagnosis, age, and more, making it easier than ever to find a community of support.
- 15 features: Including one on one connection with buddies, expert-moderated groups, live streaming, and additional resources.
Users can request access to expert-moderated groups where they can discuss topic-specific subjects. Some examples are the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA), nutrition, counseling, and caregivers groups.
We developed an algorithm that suggests users connect with a patient, survivor, or caregiver based on the many filters such as diagnosis, hospital, age, gender, side effect, interests, and more.
We built an integrated chat function for buddies to talk to each other and share stories or experiences.