About Cancer Central
#HelpisHere || Cancer Central is a centralised information source. Ask AVE, our digital employee powered by IBM Watson, 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, local societies or communities, meals on wheels, local hospital taxi services and so on, based on your location and cancer type || Since January 2018 over 10,000 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 & CEO 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’.