About addon

Learn how a personalized
nutrition plan from addon can help you!

Your Personal Nutrition Assistant

At addon, we created a software technology that generates an on-demand evidence-based personalized nutrition plan for everyone with a history of cancer or a high risk for cancer. We provide a list of recommended natural foods and supplements with a scientific explanation for the ones to avoid. Your personalized nutrition plan will help with finding the right foods to complement your doctor-prescribed treatment rather than interfere with it. For cancer patients receiving comfort care, a personalized nutrition plan will help answer the question of “What should I eat?”.

Think of addon as your Personal Nutrition Assistant who analyzes hundreds-of-thousands of peer-reviewed medical literature just for you.

ON CANCER TREATMENT

For those who are undergoing doctor-prescribed cancer treatment and interested in complementing their diet with nutrition that avoids interactions and may augment treatment.

AFTER CANCER TREATMENT

For those who have completed cancer treatment and are in recovery looking to reduce chances of relapse.

AT HIGH RISK FOR CANCER

For those who have an identified cancer risk because of family history and genetics or lifestyle habits like smoking and alcohol.

SUPPORTIVE CARE

For patients in supportive care who cannot continue treatment due to side-effects and interested in nutrition to improve quality of life.

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower and educate cancer patients and caregivers about their nutritional choices. Our vision is for cancer patients to use the same level of science in choosing cancer treatment as when they choose nutrition in the kitchen.

Our Team

We are a multi-disciplinary team of clinical oncologists, biomedical scientists, nutritionists, and software engineers. Dr. Chris Cogle (founder) is a cancer physician, scientist, and a leader of technology-enabled precision medicine. Dr. Cogle is also a professor at University of Florida, where he leads a research team that has invented and patented several new anti-cancer agents.

Cumulatively we have decades of experience in cancer research, cancer genomics, designing and implementing data-driven software technology for the cancer clinic, and personalizing nutrition. Our team has come together to answer one of the most common questions asked in the cancer clinic, “What should I eat?”.

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower and educate cancer patients and caregivers about their nutritional choices. Our vision is for cancer patients to use the same level of science in choosing cancer treatment as when they choose nutrition in the kitchen.

Our Team

We are a multi-disciplinary team of clinical oncologists, biomedical scientists, nutritionists, and software engineers. Dr. Chris Cogle (founder) is a cancer physician, scientist, and a leader of technology-enabled precision medicine. Dr. Cogle is also a professor at University of Florida, where he leads a research team that has invented and patented several new anti-cancer agents.

79%

Improvement with adding Vitamin E in Ovarian Cancer treatment

23.5%

Improvement with adding Genistein in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer treatment

151%

Improvement with adding Curcumin in Colorectal Cancer treatment

35.8%

Improvement with adding Vitamin C in Acute Myeloid Leukemia treatment

Cumulatively we have decades of experience in cancer research, cancer genomics, designing and implementing data-driven software technology for the cancer clinic, and personalizing nutrition. Our team has come together to answer one of the most common questions asked in the cancer clinic, “What should I eat?”.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn How it Works!

What does the addon nutrition plan contain?

The addon nutrition plan is always personalized and contains

  • Plant based foods – Recommended and Non-Recommended with explanations
  • Nutritional Supplements – Recommended and Non-Recommended with explanations
  • Example Recipes
  • Micronutrient requirements
  • Daily minimum calorie guidance
  • and answers to your questions on specific plant-based foods and supplements.

The nutrition plan is made digitally available to you via email.

Who can benefit from personalized nutrition planning?

Nutrition planning for cancer would be beneficial for:

Cancer patients – before treatment, on treatment and on supportive care.

and those at risk of cancer – genetic or family history of cancer

What information is needed to get started?

For designing a personalized nutrition plan for patients who are on cancer treatment, at minimum the cancer diagnosis, name(s) of chemotherapy / cancer treatments and/or any other prescribed medications list are required for getting started. For further customization, a list of natural supplements or vitamins, known allergies to foods or medicines, age, gender and lifestyle factors will be useful.

For designing a personalized nutrition plan for those who are at genetic risk of cancer, the list of pathogenic mutations detected is required for getting started. The product may be further customized for your age, gender, drinking/smoking habits, height, and weight details.

If you do not have genetic test results, but have a family history of cancer, addon’s personalized nutrition plan can still be provided based on the cancer type and lifestyle factors.

Does the analysis cost include the supplements? Which foods and supplements are evaluated to design my personalized nutrition plan?

The analysis cost does not include the nutritional supplements. Your personalized nutrition plan is delivered as a digital report which includes the list of foods and supplements that are molecularly matched for your condition and spells out which ones to avoid. The report also provides sample recipes of recommended foods and also provides scientific explanations for the recommendations.

addon does not make or sell the nutritional supplements, but the personalized nutrition plan will list examples of online stores from where the recommended supplements can be bought. addon does not receive any commission as a referrer of traffic to these online stores. There are no refills since addon does not provide the supplements.

To view the list of food items and nutritional supplements evaluated for designing your nutrition plan, please refer to the link below.

https://addon.life/catalogue/

Without genetic test results to determine cancer risk, can I still get a personalized nutrition plan?

Yes, you can still get a personalized nutrition plan without a genetic test. If you do not have genetic test results but have a family history of cancer, addon’s personalized nutrition plan can still be provided based on the cancer type and lifestyle factors. At this stage, the personalized nutrition recommendations will be preventative to reduce cancer risk.

There are many different genetic testing companies that will assess your genetic risk based on saliva or blood samples. Please consult with your healthcare and insurance providers to get details on the tests that are covered in your plan

Check this page out for a list of acceptable tests.

Where do I buy supplements from?

When buying nutritional supplements – look for quality certifications like GMP, NSF and USP. We provide some vendor name suggestions based on this criteria.

Will the cost of nutrition planning for cancer be reimbursed by insurance companies?

No.

 

How can I track delivery of my nutrition plan after payment is done?

After payment – you will receive the addon personalized nutrition plan within 3 days. Please contact us via nutritionist@addon.life with your order id for any questions, comments and request to talk to our clinical scientific team.

Will my information be kept confidential ?

Yes, your provided information will be kept confidential.

 

What will be delivered to me after payment?

Here is an example of a personalized nutrition plan – https://addon.life/sample-report/.

The list of plant-based foods and cancer indications we support is available at https://addon.life/catalogue/.

What is the cost of personalized nutrition planning?
addon offers a one-time nutrition planning option for  and a subscription option for .

Personalized nutrition plans are delivered within 3 days after payment is received.

After chemotherapy treatment is complete, do I need to change my foods and supplements?

Yes – with any treatment changes – we suggest re-evaluation of recommended foods and nutritional supplements.

 

After completing chemotherapy treatment, should I continue with the addon suggested foods and supplements?

Your personalized nutrition plan will need to be modified after any treatment changes. The updated nutrition plan will provide a list of foods and supplements based on the current treatment situation.

 

Can you personalize nutrition without tumor genomic sequencing information?

Yes. In this scenario the genomics from site cBioPortal – https://www.cbioportal.org/ is used for precision nutrition.

 

My genetic risk test has reported a cancer risk gene. Can you create a personalized nutrition plan for me based on this information?

Yes. addon’s personalized nutrition plan for those who are at genetic risk of cancer will require the details on the cancer risk gene mutations identified in the genetic testing for processing the order.  For those individuals who have had other close family members with cancer could also get a personalized nutrition plan without a genetic test, based on the familial cancer type, to reduce the risk of cancer occurrence.

Can I discuss the designed plan with my doctor?

The customized product includes the list of food items and supplements to take and avoid along with the dosing recommendations. The report also provides scientific explanations and references to peer-reviewed medical literature that can be shared with your doctor. Our team clinicians are happy to speak with your doctor and ask that they contact us directly at  nutritionist@addon.life quoting the order id provided in your report.

After payment - can I cancel my order?

No – we cannot cancel and refund payment once the order is placed.

 

Can I share a tumor genomics sequencing report for precision nutrition?

Yes – for precision nutrition using tumor genetic information – please select the “120-Day Subscription” option on the payment page. Please email us at nutritionist@addon.life for additional questions.