Rating: Very good.ONCOassist

Strong Points: Enormous array of tools available on the app.

Weak Points: Have to enter a lot of information before you can use the app.

Platform: iPhone/iPad/Android

Cost: Free


ONCOassist is an excellent tool for clinicians and nurses who work with cancer patients. The app includes an enormous amount of information that can be used to guide diagnoses and inform treatment, such as a drug interaction checker, a toxicity tool, and a glossary of common prognostic scales and scores. The app also includes interactive components that allow the user to input patient data—such as the patient’s age and the severity of their cancer—and then calculates their likelihood of survival and additional statistics. The app also includes a repository of useful formulas, such as those used for calculating body mass index or determining the appropriate chemotherapy dose. Overall, ONCOassist is a great resource for medical professionals who are trying to determine the best course of action for their patients.