Press Release: May 02, 2018
Tired of Cancer launches its new cancer-related fatigue app Untire today. The Dutch healthcare startup’s mission is to help as many cancer patients and survivors fight cancer-related fatigue (CRF). The digital app, Untire, provides patients with the right tools to regain energy and establish a better quality of life.
CRF is characterized by feelings of tiredness, weakness, and lack of energy related to cancer or cancer therapy. It often impacts daily living, reduces quality of life with social and economic consequences. Today, it is estimated that 30-40% of cancer patients and survivors worldwide suffer from cancer-related fatigue.
“CRF is a very important topic, however both patients and doctors tend not to talk about it. One of the reasons is that there was no concrete solution. Now there is,” said Tired of Cancer co-founder Door Vonk, “Our aim is to help cancer patients worldwide with this program.”
At the heart of Tired of Cancer are two decades of psychological interventions and academic research that show the combination of physical and psychological interventions results in a reduction of CRF. The Untire app is designed to help all cancer patients and survivors irrespective of cancer diagnosis or cancer stage to engage on their terms.
The Untire program provides:
• Education to better understand fatigue
• Tips and reminders to improve lifestyle
• Exercises for body and mind to increase energy levels
• Online community for support and communication with other CRF individuals
• Weekly reporting to keep track of energy levels and progress
The Untire App is now available in the App Store and Google Play in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium and The Netherlands. Spanish and Dutch language versions will be offered later this year. For more information about the app please visit www.untire.me
About Tired of Cancer: In 2013, Dr. Bram Kuiper established Tired of Cancer after 30 years in the field of psycho-oncology. Tired of Cancer is committed to helping as many cancer patients and survivors all over the world to improve energy levels and to regain quality of life. At the heart of Tired of Cancer are two decades of psychological interventions and academic research. Through establishing the Untire app, individuals can reduce cancer-related fatigue in an easy-to-use, digital program. Tired of Cancer is a content driven social enterprise committed to investing any future revenues into Research and Development for new solutions to benefit fatigued cancer patients. Tired of Cancer is part of the Horizon2020 program of the European Research and Innovation program. For more information, visit www.tiredofcancerapp.com or find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UntireApp.
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