A trusted guide for your mind's journey through cancer
The emotional ride through the cancer journey can sometimes be rough. CanSurround can help.
CanSurround is an exceptionally personalized, innovative web and mobile experience for individuals living with cancer. We focus exclusively on helping people learn to reduce needless distress and create emotional well-being. CanSurround provides information and inspiration to guide participants toward choices that foster personal growth and healing.
By nurturing a trusted relationship with every user, CanSurround helps anyone affected by cancer (patients and their loved ones) to build resilience, gain confidence, better navigate the cancer experience, and let go of some of their fear and worry. Peace is our purpose.
CanSurround’s features focus on reducing stress, building resilience and enhancing well-being for those affected by cancer. Distress can arise for many different reasons: a lack (or overload) of information, a feeling of loss of control or a sense of isolation. Some people are challenged by invasive, troubling thoughts; a heightened sense of mortality; and much more. CanSurround is with them every step of the way, providing help whenever they need it.
Novel tools that provide practical education and resources, which enable users to better navigate the health care delivery system and
A confidential space that allows people to collect inspiration, build memories and record their stories and experiences. This facilitated journaling process promotes the discovery of
Practices and experiences such as guided imagery, breath work, meditation, etc., that can help users to reduce stress; strengthen the mind-body connection; and find a deeper level of consciousness and contentment.
A strategy, based on The Work of Byron Katie, for participants to identify and question stressful thoughts, one at a time, to make room for clarity and peace.
An intimate group of supporters, whom the user invites to share his or her
CanSurround’s outreach that can be likened to a thoughtful friend who sends a note when it’s needed most. We periodically email specially selected messages and articles designed to educate, inspire and spark insight.
Seasoned executive with product development and mHealth experience, expert in oncology.
Meg Maley, RN, BSN, Chief Executive Officer, CanSurround, shares, “Healing the Whole Person: Cancer, Emotional Health and Technology,” at the 2015 Stanford Medicine X conference in Palo Alto, CA. Maley represented CanSurround, which won the prestigious startup competition at the 2015 Doctors 2.0 & You, held in Paris.
Chief Medical Officer, Mindoula Health
Psychiatrist and scientific medial advisor with deep, longtime commitment to the psychosocial well-being of people with cancer.
Medicine X Community Organizer, Los Angeles Region, Stanford University School of Medicine
Three-time cancer survivor, ePatient advocate/mentor, and health care social media consultant. Deep experience at the intersection of health care innovation, technology and human-centered design.
Chief Technology Officer, Global Debt Registry, LLC
Technical leader with experience developing innovative systems for startups and large financial organizations, including Barclays, Juniper Bank and MBNA.
Co-founder, ProximiTree; Managing Partner & Founder, CompassRed, Inc.; Founding Partner, The Archer Group
Location-aware technology, social media data and analytics expert; digital agency operations executive and author.
SUZANNE CLOUGH, M.D.
Visionary Entrepreneur: Digital health strategy and development
Expertise in mobile health care delivery, experience includes co-founder and chief medical officer of Welldoc Inc.
ALEXANDER FOLEY, CISSP
Managing Partner, Axl.net Consulting
Cybersecurity professional and ethical hacker with broad experience including product development and mHealth.
Health economist and advisor, THINK-Health, Health Populi blog, HealthcareDIY
Trend weaver for clients in the business of health care and works with health stakeholders across the health care ecosystem.
Founder, Byron Katie International
American speaker and bestselling author, founder of The Work of Byron Katie, a method of self-inquiry that has helped millions worldwide to end their stress.
User Experience Expert
One of the founders of the user experience field, author, professor, inventor of many commonly used UX concepts and patterns. Global design leader with medical, consumer, big data and enterprise software expertise.
Operating Partner, Bridge Builders Collaborative; co-founder and ShiftIt Institute
Leader in the mind-training industry. Passionate about raising consciousness on the planet.
This distinction reflects our commitment to participate in a global movement to conduct business in a way that benefits society and the environment. The benefit corporation is a new type of company that is held accountable for serving society,
as well as its shareholders.
If you or your loved ones are navigating life with cancer, we want to help you, hear from you and learn from you. We are doing everything we can to create a product that is exactly what you need.
In Winter 2016, CanSurround will invite 1,000 select participants to serve as early users who will help us refine our product, which will ultimately serve millions.
If you have interest in participating at no cost to you, please provide us with your email address and we will contact you when we are all set to go.