Myeloma Crowd Launches Free Online Resource for Patients With Multiple Myeloma
Posted: Friday, November 30, 2018
Myeloma Crowd, a division of the CrowdCare Foundation, recently announced the launch of HealthTree, a new online tool to help patients with multiple myeloma find the most appropriate myeloma treatments and accelerate research toward a cure.
This resource is intended to help patients with multiple myeloma track their lab values across all treatments, see personally relevant treatment options for consideration, view collective reports of anonymized data, find personally relevant clinical trials, and contribute de-identified data to be aggregated for review by myeloma researchers and the patient community.
“HealthTree gives the 80% of patients not seeing a myeloma specialist access to information from the experts that they can share with their doctor,” said Jenny Ahlstrom, Founder of Myeloma Crowd.
Using machine learning, the same technology that allows Amazon and Netflix to predict what consumers will want to buy and watch, it is possible to identify patterns that could inform treatment decisions, improve patient outcomes, and advance a cure for myeloma.
Once the needs in myeloma are fully met, there are plans to expand HealthTree to other types of cancer and diseases in the future.