The vision for Avva came after several years of volunteer work at the
Stanford Cancer Center, working closely with patients and a breast oncologist.
After seeing the treatment experience firsthand, we set out to build
a comprehensive guide that would help breast cancer patients navigate through
their journey from diagnosis, through treatment, and into survivorship —
a breast cancer map that a patient can look to at every step of the way.
This breast cancer map will address many aspects of treatment: the medical
component but also the educational, emotional, and social aspects as well.
Avva Advocate our first step on the path toward this vision. We continue
to work closely with breast cancer survivors, patient advocates, nurses,
and physicians to expand Avva into the comprehensive, all-encompassing
"home base" for breast cancer patients that we envision.
We are a group of current and former Stanford and Harvard students who spent several
years working directly with breast cancer patients at the Stanford Cancer Center and
supporting family members touched by the disease. This experience opened our eyes to just how
life-changing a diagnosis of breast cancer can be for a woman. Our team has made
it a personal mission to help these women stay in control throughout their cancer
We have assembled a world-class advisory board. From leading breast specialists,
to nurse navigators, to patients, our advisory board has been, and will continue
to be, instrumental in helping us assure medical relevancy and the strategic
direction of future Avva tools.
Avva is expanding quickly and supporting more and more breast cancer patients
every day. We are looking to partner with the people, organizations, and companies that share
our mission of empowering breast cancer patients to help us continue our expansion.
Thought leaders in cancer patient advocacy.
Join our growing list of Avva Experts who will be included in a searchable
database easily accessible by breast cancer patients around the country.
Companies offering products that improve the lives of breast cancer patients and survivors.
Connect with Avva Advocate users who browse and search for products
that are highly relevant and useful at their current stage of treatment.
Foundations and organizations providing support to breast cancer patients.
Help us spread the word about Avva Advocate to your patients and participate in our iterative
design process to improve the app. We'll list you as one of our partner organizations.
For more information, visit the Partner With Us page.