Smart Patients: Groundbreaking Website Supports Conversations among Cancer Patients


Cancer Commons is thrilled to report the public launch of Smart Patients, a new online discussion platform for cancer patients and their caregivers that will enable them to learn from each other and improve their care. The free website lets users share insights about personal treatment experiences, discuss breaking science, and search for clinical trials.

“Many patients are incredibly self-motivated,” says Roni Zeiger, MD, Smart Patients cofounder and former chief health strategist at Google. “They are already finding the most cutting-edge science and we are providing them with a new way to discuss and disseminate this knowledge.” Continue reading…


Smart Patients Launches Online Community for Cancer Patients and Caregivers

Cancer Commons’ partner Smart Patients launched publicly today after a presentation at the TEDMED conference in Washington, DC. Smart Patients is an online discussion platform for cancer patients and their caregivers that will enable them to learn from each other and improve their care. The free website lets users share insights about personal treatment experiences, discuss breaking science, and search for clinical trials, as shown in this demo video:

 

 

Cancer Commons will be partnering with Smart Patients to bring patients’ insights to our Rapid Learning Communities. Cancer Commons’ research collaborators will be able to access anonymous insights from Smart Patients discussions. These insights will help Cancer Commons in its mission to make sure every cancer patient is treated according to what’s working best for similar patients.

Read more at our Need to Know blog or visit www.smartpatients.com.