About 1800 children and young adults are diagnosed with cancer each year. For these patients the internet is becoming an ever more important source of information about the illness and ways dealing with its consequences. This is where Project KONI comes into play: it aims at offering age-appropriate education on cancer for 8 to 14 year olds. We offer a vast range of information, not only for patients, but for anybody who is interested, such as family and friends.
Project KONI was developed in 2006 within the context of a doctorate research program in medicine at the University of Münster. An evaluation of the website has shown that the internet serves as a useful source of information.
The website was fundamentally revised in 2010. New content and interactive features have been implemented, which are updated constantly.
The project has been well received by the public and was featured on TV (WDR,RTL) as well as in the printed press (Bild der Frau, Westfälische Rundschau). The German Cancer Aid presented the project successfully at patient congresses in Düsseldorf, Münster, Nürnberg und Berlin.
The project is run by:
Anika Winkel: A doctor, she is responsible for information texts, pictures and the development and implementation of new ideas.
Prof. Frank Ückert: Head of the department for ‘IT in medical research and teaching’ at Münster University. He provides moral and practical support.
Marcel Gödde: The IT specialist is responsible for the technical implementation of ideas.