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Hackathons for patients

For Cancer Patients with Complex Treatment Decisions

Our Mission

To help cancer patients with complex treatment problems find their best options.

The Challenge

Some frontline treatments are not curative and patients run out of options. They’re beyond the standard of care and clinical trials, and have ‘hit a wall’. Everyone is unique, which means that for many people the “standard of care” process doesn’t work. They need to search for their own unique solutions, which can feel lonely and overwhelming.

Who We are & What We Do

The patient hackathons are led by a team of four:
  • Brad Power, Head Hacker, Founder of CancerHacker Lab
  • Erika Brown, Founder/Chief Builder, One Cancer Place
  • Randy Broad, Founder, C-Sessions
  • Bryce Olson, Health and Life Sciences Strategist, Precision Medicine Pioneer

We host Cancer Hackathons – which are curated online communities of brilliant patients, researchers, and bioinformaticians who have come together to solve each patient’s unique problem.

Takeaways from Previous Hackathons

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Previous Hackathons

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Who Participates

  • Patients, caregivers, patient advocates 
  • Research oncologists
  • Bioinformaticians, diagnosticians

Benefits of Participating and Sponsoring

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Make a Difference

Help people who are facing a life-threatening situation with scientific evidence – research that is still in the lab and data that is hard to access

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Promote Patient Leadership

  • Contribute to an effort that is bending the health system to serve an individual patient — demonstrating true “patient centricity”
  • Support and celebrate pioneering role models
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  • Access cutting edge diagnostic data and research in treatment innovation.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of patient problems and potential solutions.
  • Expand the lessons for one patient to broader insights and for those who follow
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Build Relationships

  • Meet leaders from a variety of disciplines with shared interests
  • Showcase what you can do through your contributions

Please contact us with any questions.