In 1998, I was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma and given months to live. I consulted more than a dozen leading oncologists and got conflicting recommendations. No one could tell me: ‘Which treatment is best for me?’

A clinical trial saved my life—despite itself being unsuccessful—only raising more questions. Why did this therapy work for me but not for others? Could my experience help similar patients? It was life-saving knowledge I wanted to share with all cancer patients.

Welcome to Cancer Commons.

Marty Tenenbaum, PhD Founder of Cancer Commons

Since our founding in 2011, we have delivered personalized, evidence-based guidance at no charge to more than 10,000 patients and caregivers, supported entirely by philanthropy.

  • I learned more about my trial options from Emma in a week than I did in 3 years of previous care. Every metastatic patient should know about Cancer Commons. And I love how they use the data to speed up the N-of-1 success stories.

    Michelle Kendall
    Cancer Patient

  • It is so overwhelming to try to do research on your own for clinical trials for your loved one—especially when you are trying to take care of the person you love, work full-time, take care of myself and my family. Looking through all the clinical trials I did before finding Cancer Commons, I was completely lost. I am not a doctor and didn’t understand... Read more »

    Dawn Anderson
    Wife of a cancer patient

  • The best part of cancer commons is timely access to a tumor board. It gives reassurance to the patient and family that the current treatment approach is correct and that other options are available.

    Caregiver of a cancer patient

  • To me, Cancer Commons has not only been a great resource but I feel the people I’ve dealt with are my friends. They give me a great sense of comfort. My questions and concerns are always addressed very promptly. I would highly recommend Cancer Commons.

    Susan
    Wife of glioblastoma patient

  • They go above and beyond to help! They take the time to get to know you personally and are genuinely interested in your health and well being. Very kind, compassionate, and intelligent group of people!! I would highly recommend them!!

    Celeste
    Daughter of brain cancer patient

Cancer Commons is staffed by accomplished researchers with PhDs in the molecular biology and pharmacology of cancer and in Artificial Intelligence. They have joined the Commons to apply their knowledge and expertise to help patients research their options in real time using the latest tools of precision oncology.