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Cancer.im Foundation Mission Statement

Community Admin 193 September 3, 2017
Mission Statement of Cancer.im, Foundation

Cancer.im’s mission is to empower every cancer patient, regardless of their ability to pay, with the ability to research their disease and to find, organize, and manage their own cancer support network. The goal of these support networks is to assist the patient in conserving needed energy by reducing the burden associated with their own daily trials and tribulations.

Unlike other social networks, Cancer.im was designed by a team that is dedicated to specifically serve the unique needs of those currently struggling with cancer. This knowledge network combines databases of medical research, repositories of wisdom and interviews from cancer survivors, systems for helping cancer patients organize their records and various facets of their treatment, and tools that allow patients and their supporters to work together effectively.

By raising the quality of life of the cancer patient, we can lower the incidence of morbidity—regardless of treatment, is substantiated by a Fox Chase medical study. The sixteen (16) best-practice modules featured on the Cancer.im website assist in engaging friends and family to take some of the burden off of patients’ shoulders, while simultaneously allowing cancer patients to tap into cancer survivors' experiences. Through this unique approach, friends and family can move from a state of being helpless, to one that is helpful, and cancer patients are empowered to fight their disease not from a state that is hopeless, but rather one that is hopeful.

Most importantly we strive to give all cancer patients, a higher sense of control and empowering each member on the importance of being proactive in managing a diagnosis of cancer.

Cancer.im’s Open Source Cancer Research Platform is dedicated to help bring awareness and solutions for early cancer screening and detection, in finding the underlying problems associated with cancer, and providing better ways to treat and monitor this disease. By adding open source cancer research to the use of their social network platforms, the company hopes to get closer to new solutions to this deadly problem that affects so many around the world today.

Too many of the world’s most deadly cancers have a survival rate of less than 10% in 5 years. With early detection, Open Source Research, it is possible to help increase the survival rate to over 90% in 5 years with early detection and new complimentary ways to prevent and treat cancer.

The vision that led to the creation of this platform was to increase cancer patients’ quality of life. Research has shown what most people involved in cancer treatment have long known intuitively, that increasing patient quality of life results in a drop in morbidity. One of the most important factors in improving quality of life for a patient is having an active support network. Clinical studies have confirmed that those cancer patients with an active support network of friends, family and other advocates outlive those who do not. The platforms networking tools empower every cancer patient to take control of their treatment by giving those ways to find, organize and manage their own cancer support network.

Cancer.im in April of 2016 released its REST API stands for Representational State Transfer (REST) Automatic Programming Interface (API) More precisely, REST is an architectural style consisting of a coordinated set of architectural constraints applied to components, connectors, and data elements, within a distributed hypermedia  system. REST ignores the details of component implementation and protocol syntax in order to focus on the roles of components, the constraints upon their interaction with other components, and their interpretation of significant data elements. Through the application of REST architectural constraints certain architectural properties are induced: Performance, Scalability, Simplicity, Modifiability, Visibility, Portability, and Reliability. The term representational state transfer was introduced and defined in 2000 by Roy Fielding in his doctoral dissertation at UC Irvine. REST has been applied to describe desired web architecture, to identify existing problems, to compare  alternative solutions and to ensure that protocol extensions would not violate the core constraints that make the web successful. Fielding used REST to design HTTP 1.1 and Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI).