I’m sorry to report that Linnea Olson died on November 15, 2021. I’m sending this message to you and the roughly 100 people who
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For ovarian cancer patient Shirley Pepke
Patients and their families are overwhelmed.
An explosion of new treatment options and health data about each individual (genomics, proteomics, imaging, monitors, new biomarkers, increased frequency of sensor readings) is overwhelming oncologists and patients. Patients and their friends and family feel lost and despondent.
Batch thinking and rigorous adherence to a safe standard of care optimizes for the population but can be suboptimal for an individual patient.
Separate services are hard to integrate, and competing incentives (profit, cost, safety) are often at odds with the patient outcomes. Data is hoarded and local.
Some proportion of the million plus people diagnosed each year with cancer are smart and sophisticated and will leave no stone unturned to access their best treatment options, paving the way for others to follow.
Thousands of entrepreneurs are launching startups to fix the breakdowns that cancer patient experience in the health system and to disrupt the status quo.
Takeaways from Previous Hackathons
Brad is interviewed by Moyez Jiwa (Linkedin) of the Health Design Podcast and shares about CancerHacker Lab and his cancer journey. Have a listen below
In this episode, Libbi Rickenbacher of 4G Clinical’s Trial Trends podcast is joined by Brad Power, Founder of CancerHacker Lab, to discuss what can be done