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July 25, 2018

We are excited to be featured in 3 Best Tech Startups in Delaware by  "The Tech Tribune."

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Delaware. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to:

  1. Revenue potential

  2. Leadership team

  3. Brand/product traction

  4. Competitive landscape

Additionally, all companies must be independent (un-acquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify.

You can read the full article here.




July 25, 2018

It’s Okay (and Normal) to Feel Guilty About Surviving Cancer

Grace remembers running into an old high school friend at the local convenience store as an encounter that led to her feeling exceptionally guilty about surviving cancer.

“Jane asked how I was feeling,” recalled Grace. “I told her I was great. I had finished my second surgery and there were no signs of cancer and I was finally starting to relax and feel like myself again. Jane congratulated me, gave me a hug and paid the cashier for her Junior Mints.”

Two weeks later, Grace learned that on that same day, Jane had received news of her own cancer diagnosis: stage IV pancreatic cancer. “Just three months after that, I attended Jane’s f...

July 11, 2018

Men Seek Peer Support Via Web-Based Program

When it comes to dealing with life after prostate cancer, a “manly,” stoic approach is likely just an emotional stopgap. As Sigmund Freud said, “Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.“

Getting Down to Coping is a web-based program that provides self-guided cognitive-behavioral therapy with filmed peer support and chat room facilitation. The authors, who published their results in JMR Cancer, noted,  ”Men’s engagement with psychological support is frequently restrained: reticence to communicate and delays in presenting to clinicians are underpinned by fears of stigmatization and the desir...

July 10, 2018

With more than 25 years of combined experience in the oncology-specialty home care sector, Meg Maley and Jill Teixeira, both oncology nurses and University of Delaware graduates, realized that patients and their families needed tools to help them cope with stress.

The nurses had previously worked with Jon Brilliant, a founder of WellDoc and a pioneer of mobile and digital health products. Together, the trio created CanSurround, a digital health platform that users can access by a mobile phone, tablet or computer.

CanSurround incorporated in 2013 as a public benefit corporation (PBC), a for-profit corporation that balances stockholders’ interests with the interests of those who bene...

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