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Erika Vial Monteverdi
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  • Get to Know Cancer Commons Scientist Matt Warner, PhD

    Cancer Commons Scientist Matthew Warner, PhD, is a self-described East London boy who, back home, speaks with his brothers in Cockney rhyming slang that few would understand. Here, to the brain cancer patients he serves, Matt is a source of deep knowledge, understanding, and support. Matt’s expertise stems from years of cancer research—beginning with his graduate training at the University of Cambridge and extending… Read more »

  • Prevention Magazine Features Family Helped by Cancer Commons

    “You wouldn’t think that briefly bumping against the wall in your own house would signal a huge life change for you and your whole family. But that’s what happened to Leo Weisheit, a 63-year-old IT consultant in New Jersey.” Read the story of Leo and his wife Roxanne, who turned to Cancer Commons and our partner the Musella Foundation for help navigating Leo’s brain… Read more »

  • Our Very Own Deborah Christensen Featured by Let’s Win! Pancreatic Cancer

    A new article published by Lets Win! Pancreatic Cancer highlights the invaluable role played by our Oncology Patient Navigator Deborah Christensen, M.S.N., A.P.R.N., A.O.C.N.S., A.G.C.N.S.-B.C., O.C.N. “When you receive a cancer diagnosis—pancreatic or any other type—what you really need is a skilled oncology nurse navigator to take your hand and guide you through the process.” Read the article to learn how Deb provides this essential service.

Our network brings together leading cancer experts, including physicians, clinical researchers, and laboratory scientists

  • The team was a great complement to my local oncology team! The findings of the analysis and tumor board recommendations helped confirm that our “First line standard of care” was corroborated and also offered a potential map of 2nd and 3rd line care. Further, clinical trials pertinent to my specific genomic cancer were identified with the closest providers currently offering trial enrollment.

    Mary Lou
    Metastatic colorectal cancer patient

  • 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

  • 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

  • Spoke personally with both Leslie Jared, RN, and Lola Rahib, PhD—they promptly responded and answered all of my questions. They were both very helpful.

    Nancy
    Wife of a pancreatic cancer patient

  • Cancer Commons helped give me peace of mind with my treatment decision. Chief scientist Emma Shtivelman’s expert, science-based opinion made such logical sense, and it also felt right in my soul.

    Ellen
    Breast cancer patient