September 12, 2018

GRYT Health and Omnicom Group Announce Strategic Partnership to Increase Collaboration and Innovation between the Cancer Community and Industry

Partnership Accelerates Ability to Use Real-World Data to Develop Solutions that Reflect Patient Values and Preferences
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June 2, 2018

GRYT Health’s Aerial Donovan Named Among Nation’s Top 40 Under 40 in Cancer

ROCHESTER, NY – Aerial Donovan, of Chicago, IL was recently named one of the nation’s top “40 Under 40 in Cancer.” The award, which was presented during a cocktail reception on June 2 in Chicago, was created by The Lynx Group™ and McGivney Global Advisors, as a means of celebrating the contributions that individuals under the age of 40 are making to improve the lives of those affected by cancer.

Donovan serves as Program Director for GRYT Health and has been instrumental in leading the organization’s efforts to increase programs and support for cancer patients around the world.

“It’s such an honor to be nominated, and selected for this award,” says Donovan. “Empowering people with the information they need to make decisions about their care and disease has been both rewarding and eye-opening. I’ve been grateful for the opportunity to meet this need.”

Nominations for the 40 Under 40 in Cancer award came from across the country and represented the following categories: clinical and patient care; biopharma, diagnostics and devices; research, science and technology; government, regulatory and payer; and patient, advocacy and policy. Members of the 2018 inaugural class were selected by a panel of judges.

"Early-career leaders in oncology — clinicians, researchers, business people, advocates — are making an enormous impact on patients and the cancer community, but many of these individuals have not had the opportunity to be widely recognized,” says McGivney Global Advisors Partner and cancer survivor Jennifer Hinkel. “40 under 40 in Cancer is an effort to highlight the contributions of these rising stars."

“These individuals are tomorrow’s driving force in innovation,” adds Brian Tyburski, President and CEO, The Lynx Group™. “Their achievements are crucial, well deserved, and should be applauded by all. We’re proud to partner with McGivney Global Advisors in honoring these 40 individuals for their outstanding achievements and contributions within their respective roles in the cancer continuum.”

More information about the award, nomination process and the “40 Under 40 in Cancer” awards ceremony and recipients can be found at 40under40incancer.com.

 

About McGivney Global Advisors LLC
McGivney Global Advisors is an expert consultancy for biopharma companies that was founded by William T. McGivney, PhD, former longtime CEO of National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and former Vice President, Clinical and Coverage Policy for Aetna Health Plans. McGivney Global Advisors is distinguished as a consulting firm by its focus on bringing real-world expertise from leaders in guidelines, pathways/compendia, health policy, pharmaceutical reimbursement and market access, and cancer care delivery to decision-makers in pharma/biotech companies, investment houses and national associations. McGivney Global Advisors works with clients to identify the real issues impacting their businesses, provide in-depth and actionable analyses, and develop impactful strategies to facilitate optimal positioning for the success of innovative products. In addition to Dr. McGivney, the firm's leadership includes Jennifer Hinkel, MSc, Partner, an expert in health economics, oncology market access, and blockchain applications in health care. For more information, please visit mcgivneyglobal.com.

 

About The Lynx Group

The Lynx Group is a rapidly growing global strategic alliance of medical communications and education companies. Through its unique business model, The Lynx Group strives to provide pivotal and contemporary information and education for all stakeholders in healthcare. Visit thelynxgroup.com for more information.

 

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May 16, 2018

GRYT Health’s Stupid Cancer App Wins 2018 Appy Award for “Best Non-Profit App”

The Stupid Cancer App Provides Instant, Anonymous Peer Support and Tailored Information to Anyone Impacted by Cancer

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 15, 2018 – GRYT Health, a digital health start-up with a social purpose, is pleased to announce that its Stupid Cancer App won best mobile app in the Charity/Non-Profit category of the 2018 Appy Awards. The annual Appy Awards are among the most distinguished awards in the app industry, dedicated to acknowledging creativity and excellence in app design across all platforms: mobile, social, and web-based.

“GRYT recognizes the value of building authentic human connections,” said Dave Fuehrer, co-founder and CEO of GRYT Health. “Connecting to others who ‘get it’ and building a strong, reliable network where patients, caregivers, and all stakeholders can contribute and be heard is critical to improving health outcomes and experiences. We are honored to be recognized for our work and incredibly thankful to the members of our community who are working hard alongside us to change the lives and futures of people impacted by cancer.”

Developed by GRYT Health and Fuzz, the Stupid Cancer App was launched in October 2017 and has over 500,000 user interactions making it the most used peer network and resource platform in oncology. The free mobile app, provides instant, anonymous peer support and tailored information to anyone affected by cancer including patients, survivors, caregivers, friends, family, medical professionals, researchers and advocates. Users complete a short profile and are connected with others based on the similarity of their experience. They can also participate in moderated group chats and programs hosted by experts in their field.

Please visit www.grythealth.com for more information or download the app from the iTunes App Store and Google Play store.

 

About the Appy Awards

MediaPost's Appy Awards honor creativity and excellence in app design. Celebrating its 21st anniversary, MediaPost Communications remains at the forefront of the ever-changing digital marketplace. It is the largest and most influential media, marketing, and advertising site providing news, blogs, and directories to help a community of more than 150,000 members better plan and buy both traditional and online advertising.

 

About GRYT Health

GRYT Health is a digital health start-up with a social purpose. Founded in 2016 by cancer survivors and caregivers, GRYT developed the Stupid Cancer App, a web-based mobile platform that is used in all 50 states and across 65 countries, to connect people with others just like them and with information to manage their health on their terms. GRYT works with organizations who specialize in oncology to ensure people have information and access to options, so they can choose what’s right for them.

 

At the 2018 SXSW Interactive Festival, GRYT Health was awarded a design consultation by the Design Institute for Health, a first-of-its-kind collaboration between Dell Medical School and the University of Texas at Austin. GRYT Health was also recognized as a runner-up in the SXSW HealthSpark Barracuda Bowl, a “shark tank” like pitch competition for innovative startups. In February 2018, GRYT Health was selected as runner-up for the Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)’s 2018 Summit for Clinical Ops Executives (SCOPE) award, recognizing innovation and change in how the industry communicates with participants in the fields of recruitment and retention in clinical trials.

Ten percent of GRYT’s revenue is donated to Stupid Cancer, the leading advocacy organization supporting adolescents and young adults affected by cancer. GRYT is headquartered in Rochester, NY. For more information, visit www.grythealth.com.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

GRYT Health:

Vikki Christian, 424-610-1241
vikki@grythealth.com

May 14, 2018

GRYT Health’s Stupid Cancer App Named as Finalist in 2018 APPY Awards

ROCHESTER, N.Y.May 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- GRYT Health, a digital health start-up with a social purpose today announced that its mobile platform, the Stupid Cancer App, has been selected as a finalist in the 2018 APPY Awards in the Charity/Non-Profit category. The APPY Awards, an annual program developed by Mediapost to honor creativity and excellence in app design, will announce its 2018 winners tomorrow, May 15th.

"As the oncology landscape evolves at an unprecedented rate with the acceleration of medicine and technology, it is becoming more difficult for patients and healthcare providers to keep up," said Dave Fuehrer, co-founder and CEO of GRYT Health. "Through the Stupid Cancer App, we are able to tailor information that helps users become more aware of options specific to their needs or diagnosis – empowering them to make choices that are right for them. We are honored to be recognized for our efforts in transforming the way technology can be used to support the cancer community."

Developed by GRYT Health and Fuzz, the Stupid Cancer App was launched in October 2017 and has over 500,000 user interactions making it the most used peer network and resource platform in oncology. The free mobile app, provides instant, anonymous peer support and tailored information to anyone affected by cancer including patients, survivors, caregivers, friends, family, medical professionals, researchers and advocates. Users complete a short profile and are connected with others based on the similarity of their experience. They can also participate in moderated group chats and programs hosted by experts in their field.

Please visit www.grythealth.com for more information or download the app from the iTunes App Store and Google Play store.

MediaPost's Appy Awards honor creativity and excellence in app design. Celebrating its 21st anniversary, MediaPost Communications remains at the forefront of the ever-changing digital marketplace. It is the largest and most influential media, marketing, and advertising site providing news, blogs, and directories to help a community of more than 150,000 members better plan and buy both traditional and online advertising.

About GRYT Health

GRYT Health is a digital health start-up with a social purpose. Founded in 2016 by cancer survivors and caregivers, GRYT developed the Stupid Cancer App, a web-based mobile platform that is used in all 50 states and across 50 countries, to connect people with others just like them and with information to manage their health on their terms. GRYT works with organizations who specialize in oncology to ensure people have information and access to options, so they can choose what's right for them.

At the 2018 SXSW Interactive Festival, GRYT Health was awarded a design consultation by the Design Institute for Health, a first-of-its-kind collaboration between Dell Medical School and the University of Texas at Austin. GRYT Health was also recognized as a runner-up in the SXSW HealthSpark Barracuda Bowl, a "shark tank" like pitch competition for innovative startups. In February 2018, GRYT Health was selected as runner-up for the Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)'s 2018 Summit for Clinical Ops Executives (SCOPE) award, recognizing innovation and change in how the industry communicates with participants in the fields of recruitment and retention in clinical trials.

Ten percent of GRYT's revenue is donated to Stupid Cancer, the leading advocacy organization supporting adolescents and young adults affected by cancer. GRYT is headquartered in Rochester, NY. For more information, visit www.grythealth.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:

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Vikki Christian, 424-610-1241
vikki@grythealth.com

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March 13, 2018

GRYT Health and Bristol-Myers Squibb Announce New Digital Pilot to Advance Cancer Care through Patient-Driven Insights

GRYT Health and Bristol-Myers Squibb Announce New Digital Pilot to Advance
Cancer Care through Patient-Driven Insights

PR Newswire

ROCHESTER, N.Y. and PRINCETON, N.J., March 13, 2018

GRYT Health, a connected health start-up with a social purpose, and Bristol-Myers
Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) today announced a strategic pilot utilizing
de-identified data to integrate patient insights and clinical research with
the goal of building a foundation of real-world data that will support
improved clinical trial design, disease management and the overall well-being
of patients living with cancer.

The pilot will provide Bristol-Myers Squibb with valuable insights from
patients on their experiences with cancer through GRYT's Stupid Cancer app,
the most used patient and caregiver platform in oncology. The app is designed
to instantly and anonymously connect people affected by cancer with each
other, give them a platform for exchange and empower them with important
resources and information. By learning more about how patients experience and
manage their disease, Bristol-Myers Squibb and GRYT aim to accelerate health
innovations and improve quality of life for patients.

"This pilot represents a shared commitment between GRYT Health and
Bristol-Myers Squibb to improve the lives of patients through collaboration
and digital innovation," said Dave Fuehrer, co-founder and CEO of GRYT Health.
"We worked with patients to build the Stupid Cancer app around their unique
preferences and expectations. Together with Bristol-Myers Squibb, we are
taking the same patient-driven approach to accelerate progress in the way we
manage disease and support the overall well-being for patients impacted by
cancer."

"Our primary focus is always on the patient," said Murdo Gordon, chief
commercial officer, Bristol-Myers Squibb. "Through our collaboration with
GRYT, we have the opportunity to incorporate the input of cancer patients
across our business – from research to patient support and empowerment
programs – that will best serve the cancer community."

"Today's technology has the potential to help us begin to close the gap
between patient experience and cancer research," said Kate Owen, head of
clinical operations, Bristol-Myers Squibb. "Through the Stupid Cancer app, we
are excited to learn more from patients about how we can make our clinical
research programs as patient-friendly as possible."

Stupid Cancer's App is a free mobile app that provides instant, anonymous peer
support and targeted cancer information to anyone affected by cancer including
patients, survivors, caregivers, friends, family, medical professionals,
researchers and advocates. Users complete a short profile and are connected
with others based on the similarity of their experience. They can also
participate in moderated group chats and programs hosted by experts in their
field. Stupid Cancer's App is available for free download for iOS devices and
for Android in April 2018.

At the 2018 SXSW Interactive Festival, GRYT Health was recognized as a
runner-up in the HealthSpark Barracuda Bowl, a "shark tank" like pitch
competition for innovative startups. GRYT was also selected as runner-up for
the Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)'s 2018 Summit for Clinical Ops
Executives (SCOPE) award, recognizing innovation and change in how the
industry communicates with participants in the fields of recruitment and
retention in clinical trials.

About GRYT Health
GRYT Health is a Connected Health start-up with a social purpose. Founded in
2016 by cancer survivors and caregivers, GRYT developed the Stupid Cancer app,
a web-based mobile platform that is used in all 50 states and across 50
countries, to connect people with others just like them and with information
to manage their health on their terms. GRYT works with organizations who
specialize in oncology to ensure people have information and access to
options, so they can choose what's right for them. Ten percent of GRYT's
revenue is donated to Stupid Cancer, the leading advocacy organization
supporting adolescents and young adults affected by cancer. GRYT is
headquartered in Rochester, NY. For more information, visit
www.grythealth.com.

About Bristol-Myers Squibb
Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to
discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail
over serious diseases. For more information, please visit www.bms.com or
follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/bmsnews.

CONTACT:

BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB
Media:
Danielle Halstrom, 215-280-3898
danielle.halstrom@bms.com

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Vikki Christian, 424-610-1241
vikki@grythealth.com