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.

  • Everyone who has cancer or who knows someone with cancer should reach out to Cancer Commons. There is no better resource.

    Friend of a gastric cancer patient

  • Cancer Commons is truly unique at rapidly matching patients with advanced cancer with the best precision therapy or clinical trial.

    E. David Crawford, MD
    Cancer Commons Advisor

  • Cancer Commons is such a unique concept of providing free guidance in the times that you need it the most. Having access to their expertise and knowledge is invaluable. Could not be more thankful for Cancer Commons!

    Justyna Poweska
    Wife of a brain cancer patient

  • Cancer Commons is the absolute best for helping when diagnosed with cancer. They help you understand your cancer and all the treatment options, including clinical trials. I have relied on them for many friends, and don’t know what I would do without them.

    Reggie
    Friend of a metastatic ovarian cancer patient, and many others

  • Absolutely wonderful!! Matt is a wealth of knowledge and so prompt at getting back to emails and reporting findings or results. It really is incredible to have this resource free of charge as a second opinion, and gives me comfort knowing what we are doing is the best we can do for now, leaving no stone unturned. We appreciate Cancer Commons so very much!!

    Jessica
    Daughter of a grade IV glioblastoma 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.