GRYT Health is an award-winning, mobile app-based social community founded by cancer survivors and caregivers who wanted to create a more human approach to helping people live on their own terms.

GRYT Health is a tech startup with a social purpose.

We work with healthcare companies that put patients first.

Through the GRYT app, we’ve created a platform for people affected by cancer to connect to others with similar experiences, and to tailored information that helps our users become more aware of options specific to their needs or diagnosis – empowering them to make choices that are right for them.

Our community of patients, survivors, medical professionals, researchers and advocates across all 50 states in the U.S. and in more than 100 countries worldwide have participated in almost 1,000,000 interactions to date, inspiring people to live according to their own standards.

Trust from our community is paramount to our success and something we take very seriously. We never share any of our users’ information without their explicit permission. Unlike other apps, GRYT is the first social community that is funded, built, and run by patients and caregivers where users communicate anonymously in real-time and each person is 100% in charge of what happens with their data


Dave Fuehrer shares his story of survival, self-discovery, and how he is helping people with cancer all over the world find others who can truly and uniquely relate to them. In his talk, Dave describes how he has catalyzed personal adversity, patient experience research and digital technology to create an app to connect, empower and transform the living-with-cancer experience. Dave Fuehrer is a two-time cancer survivor, patient-experience researcher and digital health innovator. He is a co-founder of GRYT Health, a tech start-up with a focus on connecting individuals with similar experiences. They launched The Stupid Cancer App on October 1st, 2017. The app connects cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers across fifty states and more than fifty other countries, introducing individuals with similar experiences to each other and offering information on how to manage their health on their terms. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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