We are excited to unveil a new pathway within the MySunrise app that is specifically designed for patients with Lynch Syndrome. Developed in conjunction with South West Genomic Medicine Service, and clinical adviser Dr Siobhan John, this new version of the app features information about 'What is Lynch Syndrome?', 'Testing for Lynch', 'Living with Lynch' and recommended resources for patients to learn more about this condition.
Much of this information is outlined in 3 insightful videos from Dr Neil Ryan, who provides a comprehensive overview of what is Lynch Syndrome, how it can be diagnosed and how it can be managed.
MySunrise's Director George Brighton says: "We are really pleased to see the Lynch Syndrome pathway go live across the whole of the South West up to and including Gloucester with support from the SWGMSA. This resource has been co-developed with National and Regional Clinical experts in Lynch Syndrome and we very much hope this free digital tool serves to empower patients and their families. Helping them understand their condition better and reduce the risks associated with this condition. We are also really excited about the next stage of development working collaboratively with the SWGMSA to design scheduled reminders and prompts for patients to ensure they get the right care they need at the right time.
The new Lynch Syndrome pathway was launched at the Genomics at the Heart of Cancer Care event, which was held at Taunton Racecourse on Tuesday 23rd January. Hosted by the South West Genomic Medicine Service it was a great opportunity to showcase this new version of the app to clinicians with a specialist interest in genetics.
Our clinical advisor, Siobhan John had the following to say about the launching of the pathway: "‘It is the result of several months of hard work to address the lack of easily accessible guidance and support for patients with Lynch Syndrome. I am thrilled at the transformation of our ideas into this user-friendly and informative addition to the My Sunrise App; I am proud to have been involved with its development and hope you find it helpful!"
This new pathway is part of the existing MySunrise Cancer Companion app, which is free to download via the Android and iOS app stores. When using the app for the first time, users can select the NHS trust where they are receiving treatment, and then choose Lynch Syndrome as their cancer type in order to get access to the pathway. Existing users can change their cancer centre location, and cancer type by tapping on the NHS trust logo on the Home Page.
MySunrise recently completed development on 5 other cancer specific pathways for it's award-winning cancer companion app. Patients in Devon and Cornwall, can now learn more about their treatment for Breast, Colorectal, Endometrial, Head and Neck, Lung and Prostate cancer, with information in the app tailored specifically to these cancer types and the trust in which they are receiving treatment.
For more information about what is Lynch Syndrome and how we think the MySunrise app can help patients with Lynch Syndrome in the future click here to read our report.