Revolutionary Danish cancer app marks a milestone in digital healthcare

Denmark’s healthcare system marked a significant milestone with the national implementation of ‘Kræftværket’ (The Cancer Forge). This pioneering digital health solution, designed for young cancer patients, is a collaboration between Daman, young cancer patients, and healthcare professionals. It aims to alleviate loneliness and enhance disease coping. The solution is to be implemented across all five Danish regions.

Kræftværket, tailored for teenagers and young adults in cancer treatment, offers a comprehensive suite of features including symptom tracking, access to health information, and a supportive online community. Professor Helle Pappot from Rigshospitalet, instrumental in the app’s development, highlighted its impact: “The solution has been a crucial tool in empowering patients to manage their disease, and thorough our clinical research we have been able to document the positive impact on patient’s quality of life.”

Developed by Daman, a Danish digital healthcare innovator, Kræftværket exemplifies the efficacy of patient-centred design. Andreas Dam, CEO of Daman, emphasized the importance of this approach: “Our work in co-creation with patients has been pivotal in creating a space that not only provides technological solutions but also emotional support for young cancer patients.”

Economic and global health benefits

Jesper Grønbæk, Director of Health Tech Hub Copenhagen, highlighted the broader implications of the solutions’ national rollout: “This is a landmark in healthcare innovation. It’s a win for patients, healthcare professionals, and the economy, setting the stage for international expansion.”

Kræftværket is the first digital health solution of its kind in Europe targeted at young cancer patients for national health system implementation. This initiative has attracted significant attention at international scientific conferences.