Impact Cancer While On A Beach in Hawaii

Did you know?

  • Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide.
  • A third of cancers could be cured if detected early and treated adequately.
  • More than 30% of cancers can be prevented.

Prevention is an important method to cancer treatment, yet many people do not know the simple and effective ways to reduce their risk of developing cancer.

Did you know that National Cancer Institute has submitted a challenge to the Health 2.0 Developer Challenge to spread the awareness of cancer prevention?

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is calling for entrepreneurs, developers, and health scientists to participate in the Health 2.0 Developer Challenge. NCI’s challenge asks to develop a creative, innovative and engaging application that builds upon the behavioral and communication science evidence-base to deliver population health data to communities for cancer prevention and control activities.

Did you know that you don’t have to have a medical degree to make an impact on cancer?

Teams can use data available through the National Cancer Institute to develop a prototype web and/or mobile communication technology applications to enable communities’ use of population data for cancer prevention and control. Go to, create a team and get started.

Winners will win a paid trip for two to Koloa, Kauai for the 2011 Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences from January 4-7, 2011. Travel awards will cover the cost of conference registration, travel, four nights lodging at the conference venue, and per diem.  Winning applications will be presented by the Entrants at the 2011 Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Winning apps will also be promoted at NCI.

For more information check out the Health 2.0 Developer Challenge website and listen to the interview of  Abdul Shaikh, Program Director for National Cancer Institute’s Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch.

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