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.

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.

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.

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  • 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

  • In my dark days I did not know how to explore trials for my husband. Cancer commons put me on the right path for all my options to explore. It is a load off my mind to know that I have some knowledge moving forward. Thank you for all your input!

    Cindy
    Wife of glioblastoma patient

  • You’re not alone. Cancer Commons is a great resource and sounding board to ask questions and get advice and support.

    Karen
    Advanced breast cancer patient

  • Glioblastoma is devastating, and Cancer Commons made excellent recommendations to present to our medical team. They know what they are doing and have the experts that can sift through the voluminous mountain of research.

    Glory Cochrane
    Wife of glioblastoma patient

  • 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