The social media-powered, patient-driven Metastatic Breast Cancer Project aims to speed cures
May 24, 2016
| By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service
Dr. Corrie Painter first turned to Facebook to find others who shared her rare, aggressive cancer. It was her first step on a path from the bench to the bed to the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where as a scientist-turned-patient-turned-advocate, she directs an unusual collaboration between patients and researchers called the Metastatic Breast Cancer Project.
Stephen Friend heads Sage Bionetworks, a new nonprofit developing an open-access Internet database to share genomic data and disease models across academia and industry
Aug. 31, 2009
| By Brad Broberg
That’s why Friend has left industry to start Sage Bionetworks, a nonprofit institute hoasted by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center working to create an open-access Internet database for researchers worldwide to share their genomic data and casual disease models—a public commons of sorts for human biology.