• 1 INTRODUCTION
  • 1.1 Mobile Virtual Communities
  • 1.2 The German healthcare system
  • 2 RESEARCH DESIGN
  • 3 EMPIRIACAL FINDINGS
  • 3.1 Needs Analysis of Cancer Patients
  • 3.2 Analysis of web-based Information and Interaction Offers for Cancer Patients
  • 4 IMPLICATIONS
  • 4.1 First steps of system design
  • 4.2 Adding Value to Virtual Communities through Mobile Services
  • 5 SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK
  • REFERENCES