TYSONS, VA | June 5, 2014 – Zansors selected as a semi-finalist for the 2014 Big C Competition powered by LIVESTRONG
The Big C, powered by LIVESTRONG, announced that Zansors has been selected as a semi-finalist from a field of more than 750+ entries. The Big C is a one-of-a-kind competition to generate innovations that improve the quality of life for the 32.5 million people worldwide living with cancer.
Zansors’ submission is platform including a patient app and clinician dashboard that digitally monitors patient quality of life for breast cancer survivors. It captures patient self-reported data as well as behavioral and lifestyle indicators relevant to lymphedema, and combines this with data collected from a wearable tracking sensor.
"I'm delighted with the response we're getting to this platform,” said Jill MacNeice, Zansors Chief Experience Officer. “We are committed to improving outcomes for cancer survivors. Digital self-tracking, which can be done easily and in the moment, is an important tool to help survivors gain a better quality of life."
Semi-Finalists are competing for $140,000 in seed funding, mentoring and global exposure to a community of potential customers and investors to develop programs, services, new technology and inventions that improve cancer patients' and survivors' daily life.
"The Big C Competition has the potential to bring our platform to survivors of other types of cancer and to those facing other diseases on a much quicker timeline," said Jason Waxberg, Zansors Chief Growth Officer. "Knowing that our evidence based, patient-centric solutions can improve a patient's quality of life is a powerful motivator for us not only in this competition but in everything we do."
The Big C will announce the companies moving on to the next round on July 14.
With our credo of “know yourself” Zansors® endorses a patient-centric health model. We believe that better health and wellness comes only when you know your health habits and symptoms, as they occur over time – not just when you see your doctor. Our evidence-based apps, sensors and digital tracking tools empower you to collect personal health data easily and affordably. So your health care decisions become clear, accurate, and relevant —based on you, not on someone like you. For the latest news be sure to follow Zansors on twitter.
About the LIVESTRONG Foundation
The LIVESTRONG Foundation fights to improve the lives of people affected by cancer now. Created in 1997, the Foundation is known for providing free cancer support services and advocating for policies that improve access to care and quality of life. Known for its powerful brand – LIVESTRONG – the Foundation has become a symbol of hope and inspiration around the world. Since its inception, the Foundation has served 2.5 million people affected by the disease and raised more than $500 million to support cancer survivors. One of America's top non-profit organizations, the Foundation has been recognized by industry leaders including Charity Navigator, the National Health Council and the Better Business Bureau for its excellent governance, high standards and transparency. For more information, visit LIVESTRONG.org.