The Indian Cancer Society (ICS), India’s largest anti-cancer NGO, has announced the launch of its ‘Rise Against Cancer’ mobile app. Supported by Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre (RGCIRC) and powered by Roche, the Made in India app aims to bridge gaps, foster awareness, and unite communities for a cancer-free future. The application will be dedicated to empowering individuals and communities in their journey to overcome cancer.
Rise Against Cancer, the latest initiative by ICS, is aimed at addressing concerns and queries of cancer patients, caretakers, and information seekers. The mobile application will offer a wide range of features like easy access to up-to-date information, community support from peers, and local and virtual events amongst others. To align with the World Cancer Day 2024 theme “Close the Care Gap,” ICS has launched this multilingual tool to empower individuals and communities in their fight against cancer.
Usha Thorat, National Managing Trustee of the Indian Cancer Society, emphasized, “Cancer remains a pressing global health challenge, impacting the lives of millions in India and around the world. The proactive initiative by the ICS by launching ‘Rise Against Cancer’ app leverages the potential of mobile technology to offer comprehensive information and guidance to those affected by cancer and their families.”
Kishore Rao – Chairman of ICS Karnataka said: “Very often lack of information, or even wrong information, on a subject like Cancer can cause avoidable distress. At a time when a shocking diagnosis has just been received it is imperative that a patient or her caregivers get correct and complete information at one place. This is also one of the reasons for ICS’ initiative in putting this ‘Rise Against Cancer’ app together. We firmly believe that our collective positive actions will inspire people to stay ’Two Steps Ahead of Cancer’ fostering a proactive approach to early detection and intervention.”