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.
The key to defeating cancer is the ability of doctors, researchers, and patients to share knowledge and insights with one another. In the United States, 1.6 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year. An entire population of patients and families is gaining insights into their cancer every day, but these are not being effectively shared. To end cancer, it is imperative that we create a space for patients to be equal partners in the data sharing conversation.
On May 21, HackCancer held its 4th Annual White Party in San Francisco. 100% of the net proceeds go to Cancer Commons and will help us get the right treatments to the right patients at the right time. A huge thank you to the organizers and to all who attended! Above: Dominique Kim and Toni Alejandria show their support at the HackCancer White Party. See more… Read more »
51 case reports were submitted to our Exceptional Responders in Oncology competition with Cureus. Now, the winning report has been announced: Unresectable Extraskeletal Myxoid Chondrosarcoma of the Neck: Early Tumor Response to Chemoradiotherapy. Congratulations to Mark Zaki, Pam Laszewski, Natasha Robinette, Husain Saleh, Naweed Raza, Ammar Sukari & Harold Kim! Read more about the competition and the winning case report here.
We’re happy to announce a successful partnership with Gliimpse, a platform that helps people organize their private healthcare info in a single, secure profile. In a case study, several breast cancer patients shared their Gliimpse profiles with Cancer Commons’ expert network. We were able to respond with insights to help patients navigate their own care. Next step: patients will be able to donate their Gliimpse… Read more »
At last week’s Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, radiologists were encouraged to use social media to guide patients to valuable online resources—including Cancer Commons. Social media gives doctors a great opportunity to connect with patients, said Elliot Fishman, MD, at the meeting in Chicago. He urged radiologists to use social media platforms to promote sites like radiologyinfo.org that can help patients learn and be more engaged… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »