“I was running out of options. Cancer Commons helped me find the clinical trial that saved my life.”

Jill, 38 | Stage III breast cancer

Our network answered Jill’s questions, helping her better understand her diagnosis and treatment options. We can help you, too.

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Cancer Commons is a nonprofit network of patients, physicians, scientists, and volunteers.
We provide you with personalized information, continuously refined by patient experiences.

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Sharing your experience and data makes the network smarter, enabling us to provide the best options for everyone.

It takes just one story to inspire or save a life.
That story could be yours.

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Respond to patient questions. Share and discuss your most challenging cases.

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Cancer Commons is supported by volunteers.

We need you! As a volunteer, you could interact with patients, research treatment options, curate information, write code, or raise funds.

If you’d like to help, contact: volunteer@cancercommons.org

Volunteer Spotlight

Heather Rangel

Heather lost three close colleagues to cancer in the past year. Each struggled to find treatment options after exhausting standard of care. As a Deloitte partner, Heather knows the power of data sharing and collective intelligence. She recently challenged herself to swim a 10,000 meter butterfly, and raised $25,000 for Cancer Commons.

“Cancer Commons is a long overdue disruption to our approach to cancer care. Instead of new drugs or more trials, we are focused on using information technology to level the playing field for all those with cancer.”

Heather Rangel


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Press & Events

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

28 Jul 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.

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