Harvard Researchers Hosting Patient Ideas Contest - Deadline August 13!

Jul 11, 2017
A group of researchers at Harvard Business School and Medical School are running a contest to gather ideas that could help patients cope with the challenges of cancer.

The contest is open to patients, their caregivers or family members. The researchers are looking for ideas or homemade inventions that helped you or that you believe would help others cope with the challenges of cancer diagnosis, treatment or follow up.

Examples of things in common use that might have started as such ideas include:

-A pill box that has a container for each day of the week
-The use of ice cubes on the skin before getting a shot
-Adaptation of a wheelchair, walker or other assistive device for some extra purpose

The team at Harvard has provided a web-based platform where submissions can be uploaded securely. Prizes will range from $500 to $1,000. In addition, the team may try to match winning ideas to investigators and laboratories or other “makers” who might be able to co-create a solution with you. Please click here to submit your idea. If you know patients or caregivers who may have an idea to submit, please share this contest with them.

Deadline to Submit: 11:59 p.m. EST August 3, 2017
Deadline extended to August 13, 2017!

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