“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 »
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.
In the next two decades, U.S. rankings of the most common and deadly cancer types will shift, reflecting the influence of screening programs and advancements in treatment. Lola Rahib, PhD, Director of Scientific and Clinical Affairs at Cancer Commons, led this research, which appears today in JAMA Network Open. The projections were prepared in collaboration with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) and The… Read more »
Cancer Commons founder Marty Tenenbaum, PhD, will join other leading innovators and experts next week as a panelist at the 2021 virtual Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC). This year’s theme is “21st Century Precision Medicine in the Age of COVID-19.” On Monday, Jan 25, at 1pm PST, Marty will engage with other distinguished panelists in an exploration of how to make clinical trials more accessible… Read more »
Despite 2020 creating some of the most difficult circumstances of our lifetimes, it was a year of progress for Cancer Commons. Cancer Commons’ Model Validated Cancer Commons helps patients and their physicians collectively explore the latest and best treatment options far more efficiently than they can as individuals, often via a “molecular tumor board” model that precisely matches patients to personalized options. We recently… Read more »
This month, Cancer Commons earned the 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, a database that helps the public evaluate the performance of all nonprofits in the U.S. The Platinum Seal of Transparency is the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar. To reach the Platinum level, Cancer Commons added extensive information to our profile on GuideStar: basic contact and organizational information; in-depth financial… Read more »
A new article published by Lets Win! Pancreatic Cancer highlights our virtual tumor boards, which provide “a highly customized experience, connecting patients with our collaborative network of nurse navigators, PhD scientists, and national experts.” This free service helps people find their best-possible treatment options. The piece features insights from Lola Rahib, PhD, our Director of Scientific and Clinical Affairs, and Shaalan Beg, MD, a member of… Read more »
A new article published in J. The Jewish News of Northern California tells the tale of our founder, Marty Tenenbaum, PhD, and how his own experience with metastatic melanoma inspired him to create Cancer Commons: “Not only did I have a disease which was ‘unsurvivable’ at the time, but then I bet my life on a clinical trial on that disease which failed. That’s enough to give… Read more »
In a new piece for Oncology Nurse Advisor, our Nurse Navigator Leslie Jared, RN, MSN, and Executive Director Erika Vial Monteverdi highlight Cancer Commons as the best place for patients to go “when it seems there is nowhere to turn.” They describe how we help patients and caregivers navigate and explore treatment options for the toughest cancer cases. Leslie and Erika presented the topics covered… Read more »
In a new guest post on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Blog, our Executive Director Erika Vial Monteverdi highlights how we apply AWS. Cancer Commons learns from the experiences and outcomes of all patients we serve. This process requires sophisticated computing and analysis of large datasets, and AWS is an integral component of our system: Read the post.