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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.

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Sage plants roots at the Center

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.

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