Cancer Commons News and Events

SXSW Names Marty Tenenbaum a 2016 Dewey Winburne Community Service Honoree

November 20, 2015

We’re thrilled to announce that South by Southwest (SXSW) has named Cancer Commons founder Marty Tenenbaum a 2016 Dewey Winburne Community Service Award Honoree. Marty joins nine other remarkable honorees, all of whom use digital technology to help others. They were selected based on their qualities of “community, compassion, care, education and positive energy.” Marty—along with the other awardees—will share his story on March 13,… Read more »

Exceptional responders in oncology competition

Cancer Commons Partners with Cureus to Find & Learn from Exceptional Responders

October 30, 2015

Some cancer patients have outstanding or unexpected responses to treatment. These “exceptional responders” can reveal new treatment approaches and new directions for research. Now, Cancer Commons has partnered with publishing platform Cureus to discover and learn from these remarkable cases. The first Exceptional Responders in Oncology Publishing Competition seeks challenging cases in which patients responded unusually well (or poorly) to treatment. Oncologists are invited… Read more »

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The Shine Project Fall 2015 Celebration Concert Raises Funds to Help Cancer Patients

October 28, 2015

Thanks to all who joined us on Friday at The Shine Project Fall 2015 Celebration Concert to help cancer patients. We were honored to have had talented artists Nahko and Medicine for the People, Butterscotch, Hillary Fitz Music, and the Peter Chung Band perform at the event. A special thanks to our amazing friend Heather Rangel and The Shine Project who made all this possible. For more photos from the evening, check out… Read more »

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Marty Tenenbaum Shares the Cancer Commons Vision at MedX

October 2, 2015

Cancer Commons founder Marty Tenenbaum spoke last weekend at Medicine X, Stanford University’s conference for new ideas in medicine and healthcare. He told the story of his personal melanoma fight, and how difficult it was to find the information he needed to beat his cancer. This experience led him to found Cancer Commons, with the goal of developing a rapid learning platform to help… Read more »

You’re Invited! Benefit Concert Featuring Nahko and Medicine for the People

September 9, 2015

The Shine Project and Cancer Commons invite you to join us for a night of music, dancing, and community. We’re celebrating the lives of those who have passed due to cancer, and the lives that we’re still living. All proceeds will enable Cancer Commons to help patients navigate their treatment. When: Friday, October 23, 2015, 7:00 PM PST Where: Fox Theatre Redwood City, CA Get your ticket… Read more »

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Heather Rangel Swims a 10,000 Meter Butterfly and Raises $25,000 for Cancer Commons

July 28, 2015

Heather Rangel is a Deloitte partner and a Cancer Commons Pathfinder donor and volunteer. She heads up Project Shine, in which she works with her extensive network to support Cancer Commons. Heather kick-started the campaign by setting a goal she wasn’t sure she could meet—swimming a 10,000 meter butterfly—and raised more than twice her target amount. I spoke with her about her achievement.

Newsweek Calls Cancer Commons the “LinkedIn for Cancer” in New Feature

July 20, 2015

Newsweek’s Aimee Swartz writes about how Cancer Commons aims to change the treatment landscape in a new feature article. From the piece: But what about those patients who’ve had an exceptional response outside a clinical trial? After all, only about 3 percent of the 1.7 million people diagnosed with cancer each year in the U.S. take part in one. “Surely there are other super… Read more »

Executive Director William Wong to Speak at C-Change Big Data Meeting

June 17, 2015

Tomorrow, Cancer Commons Executive Director William Wong will speak at the C-Change Big Data Meeting in Alexandria, VA. C-Change is an organization that brings together cancer leaders from across the U.S. to discuss major issues in the field. William will show how Cancer Commons is using data to improve the patient experience at every stage of treatment. Learn more:

Arizona Capitol Times: “Computer Scientist’s Path to Beating Cancer Spawned a Data-Driven Treatment Approach”

June 17, 2015

The Arizona Capitol Times tells the story of how Marty Tenenbaum’s personal experience with cancer led him to found Cancer Commons: The result of Tenenbaum’s quest for effective personalized medicine is the nonprofit network of patients, doctors and scientists known as Cancer Commons. The organization’s mission is to ensure that patients and physicians have the knowledge they need to make the best possible personalized… Read more »

Marty Tenenbaum to Speak at Upcoming AZBio Leadership Conversation (Update: Video)

March 6, 2015

Update: This event has passed, but you can watch the full conversation here: See Cancer Commons founder Marty Tenenbaum discuss “Big Questions, Big Data, and Big Science” on March 19 in Phoenix, Arizona. The event is hosted by AZBio, and will feature Marty in conversation with Joshua LaBaer, MD, PhD, of Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute. Visit the event page to learn more and register to… Read more »