What if you could transform the lives of those living with cancer with one bright idea? Well now you can with the Astellas Oncology C3 Prize, designed to inspire non-medicine innovations and bring them to life.
Five finalists will be invited to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges including Robert Herjavec, technology entrepreneur, passionate cancer caregiver and star of ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit television show Shark Tank. A total of $100,000 in grants will be awarded as well as membership to healthcare technology incubator MATTER.
With the global cancer burden expected to grow to 22.2 million cancer cases by 2030, “there is a need for innovative tools and resources to help patients and those that care for them navigate the journey from diagnosis to hopefully survivorship,” said Mark Reisenauer, senior vice president, oncology sales and marketing, Astellas. “We want to hear fresh ideas and perspectives from people who want to make a difference in the lives of those living with cancer.”
The C3 Prize seeks entries in four key areas where the cancer community face the toughest obstacles to receiving or providing optimal care: navigating the health care system; adhering to complex medical care requirements; coordinating care and surviving life post-treatment.
Want to help change cancer care? If you have an idea you want to bring to light, entries will be accepted through 11:59 pm Central Time on August 8, 2016 at C3Prize.com.
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