Our latest innovator bucks the trend, as a “for-profit, social impact, health tech startup.”
The cancer journey is overwhelming for patients and caregivers. And while many people struggle to advocate for themselves and their loved ones after a cancer diagnosis, “advocacy is a skill you can teach.”
Cancer University (or Cancer U for short) was founded by Andrea Wilson Woods to teach people how to advocate for themselves and their loved ones on the cancer journey. Cancer U is an online platform for patients and caregivers to educate, empower, and engage them to improve cancer outcomes.
Cancer U helps cut through the noise of random online searches to create a community of wellness. Additionally, through the collection of patient data, Cancer U helps scientific innovators design better patient trials.
Having lost her own sister, for whom she was the sole caregiver, to liver cancer, Andrea said she wants to educate others so they can make the best choices about treatment.
Check out our full interview with Andrea!