Oral cancer

Discover ONCOllab – an app aimed at increasing collaboration to close the cancer care gap

This World Cancer Day, commit with FDI to #CloseTheCareGap. Explore our mobile application called ONCOllab: The oral care guide for cancer care teams.

World Cancer Day is observed every year on 4 February, uniting people around the world to raise awareness of cancer risks and to improve the prevention, detection, and treatment of all forms of cancer. People living with cancer face many healthcare challenges. 30-35% of people receiving cancer therapy develop oral complications. Therefore, strengthening collaboration and knowledge between dentists, dental teams and cancer care teams is essential to ensure the best possible care for patients.

Let’s join forces to “Close the Care Gap” – discover “ONCOllab: The oral care guide for cancer care teams”

To ensure that patients receiving cancer therapy get the best care, collaborative cancer care is essential in order to prevent and manage complications in a timely manner. ONCOllab, developed by FDI in collaboration with the International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO), is a mobile application that enables cancer care teams to manage oral complications that may arise during the cancer treatment of their patients.

The app provides health professionals with downloadable referral forms, information for patients, and a risk assessment tool to better support patients regarding their oral health complications due to cancer therapy.

The app is available in the App Store and Google Play Store in English. A new version in French will be available this year.

“I love this ONCOllab app […] What the app is going to enable us to do is take the information from the literature, the evidence-based guidelines that have been developed, the clinical practice tools that have been published, and incorporate them into one app that has all the different disease sites so that the oncologists and the clinician dentist can communicate more effectively.”

- Dr Debbie Saunders, Medical Director of Oncology, Health Sciences North


Find out more...

Find out more information about this ONCOllab app in a dedicated webinar titled “Interprofessional collaboration in cancer care”, where experts from professional organizations, members of the World Health Professions Alliance and the ISOO discuss the topic from their professional perspective.


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