Cancer Commons News and Events

Cancer Commons Community Member Spotlight: Brit d’Arbeloff

February 2, 2017

One of Cancer Commons’ earliest and most generous supporters, Brit d’Arbeloff, is a woman of many talents who is dedicated to excellence in education. She is the first woman to earn an undergraduate mechanical engineering degree at Stanford University. In addition, she was the owner of a fashion boutique in Boston for over a decade. She also earned a graduate degree at MIT, where… Read more »

Thank You to Our 2016 Donors!

January 27, 2017

Everyone at Cancer Commons is very thankful for the outpouring of support that we received in 2016. As a nonprofit organization, we rely entirely on donations to provide cancer treatment decision support at no charge. These contributions have allowed Cancer Commons to respond to over 1,500 requests for help and will allow us to develop innovative technology to help many others in the months… Read more »

Press Release: Sheri Sobrato Brisson and Eric Brisson Join Cancer Commons to Find Better Treatment Options for Children with Brain Cancer

January 25, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Los Altos, California – January 25, 2017 – Cancer Commons, a nonprofit network of physicians, scientists and patients dedicated to helping each patient achieve the best possible outcome, announces the launch of a new program to identify personalized treatment options for children with brain cancer. The program is funded by a generous lead gift from Sheri Sobrato Brisson, a pediatric brain… Read more »

Announcing the November $100,000 Matching Gift Challenge

November 15, 2016

This month, every donation we receive will be matched by a few generous, anonymous donors. Help the next patient receive the options that they need by joining the Cancer Commons family of donors. Your philanthropic support allows us to provide treatment options at no charge. It also allows us to develop an online community knowledge base that will transform cancer care. By learning from every… Read more »

Cancer Commons Connects: November Newsletter

November 15, 2016

Cancer Commons Connects is our monthly newsletter featuring the latest insights and new developments at Cancer Commons. This month, we feature a new Super Patients post, a new post by our chief scientist Emma Shtivelman on two competing lung cancer drugs, and an interview with our medical director, Kevin Knopf. Click here to view the latest installment of Cancer Commons Connects. If you would like… Read more »

Interview with Medical Director Kevin Knopf

November 1, 2016

In a new interview, oncologist and Cancer Commons Medical Director Dr. Kevin Knopf gives his perspective on the future of cancer research and treatment, including the role of Cancer Commons. He also discusses the potential benefits of value frameworks, which are tools that take a variety of factors into account in order to aid treatment decisions. Read the full interview here.

ASK Cancer Commons Sees 500 Percent Surge in Weekly New Users

September 29, 2016

Since September 1, 2016, the weekly number of new patients and caregivers seeking help through our ASK Cancer Commons service has increased by about 500%, compared to previous months. This surge occurred organically, with new users finding out about the service solely by word of mouth.

Nature Features Cancer Commons

September 14, 2016

Cancer Commons is featured in a new article about precision medicine published in the scientific journal Nature. Read about our mission and how it fits in with other efforts to empower patients to take a more active role in medical research through data sharing.

Kiers Rowley and Dr. Simeon JaggernauthHost Kiers Rowley (left) and founder and CEO Dr. Simeon Jaggernauth at Tomstock 2016

Cancer Commons “Rocks for a Cure” at Tomstock 2016

August 30, 2016

Last weekend Cancer Commons representatives attended Tomstock, an annual benefit concert for the H8 Cancer Foundation. In the spirit of Woodstock, Tomstock was a love-in of sorts, especially for cancer patients and survivors. H8 Cancer has provided generous support to Cancer Commons, enabling us to help more people touched by cancer. We are honored and grateful to have been invited to participate at Tomstock 2016. Above:… Read more »

The Sydney Morning Herald Features Cancer Commons

August 7, 2016

Cancer Commons founder Marty Tenenbaum’s story of his own battle with melanoma is featured in an article published in The Sydney Morning Herald. The piece outlines how studying “super responders” could help improve cancer treatment for all patients. Read the full article here.