New Mobile App Helps Cancer Patients Learn About Treatment Options

NACDD announces the availability of a brand new mobile app that helps newly diagnosed breast cancer patients learn about their treatment options. This state-of-the-art tool was developed using artificial intelligence engineering, to deliver a computer-animated conversational simulation tool. The app features an avatar character named Linda, who is a triple negative breast cancer survivor, and allows newly diagnosed patients to explore thousands of different conversational pathways.

Conversations include emotional concerns and treatment-related questions that allow for patient education to occur in a relational, non-threatening way. Cancer diagnosis often is overwhelming and confusing, and it can generate a flood of questions, concerns, and anxiety. This tool allows patients to spend time asking the computer the questions they may not have time to ask their own physician or caregiver. 

NACDD developed the app in partnership with CDC and technology leader, Kognito, a health simulation company. Kognito specializes in helping patients have candid, multi-directional conversations with animated subject matter experts, patients and instructors. 

The app is available on the Apple App Store.