About Cancer Central
#HelpisHere || Launched in Oct 2018, Cancer Central is a new digital platform created to provide those affected by cancer with the help and support they need during their cancer journey. 'Ask Ave' uses conversational search to look for organisations who provide benefits advice, counselling, complementary therapy, respite care, insurance products, hats, wigs, lingerie, skincare, physiotherapy, financial help, nutrition advice, meals on wheels and so on, based on location & cancer type || Over 20,000 hours have been donated by 100+ individuals and 20+ organisations to make Cancer Central a reality. Subject matter experts have contributed to everything from the ideas, suggestions, design, processes, build, testing, policies, data and so on. This way of working is described by Cancer Central as Cominovation (Community + Innovation) || Founder Avril Chester is a senior technology executive who was treated for breast cancer in 2015/16, she is author of ‘Be with me, it’s c’.