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Can the Crowd Save
Medical Research?
Scott Finkelstein, MD
Chief Medical Officer
@ConsanoScott
Who Are We?
www.consano.org
v
The Day Our Lives Changed
www.consano.org
The Fog of Cancer
www.consano.org
OurMotivation
www.consano.org
The Current Landscape
www.consano.org
Researcher Challenges
www.consano.org
Key Characteristics
Transparent
Directed
Connected
• 100% of every project donation goes to the research project individua...
You give, THEY decide
You give, YOU decide
Shifting a Paradigm
Take back CONTROL
www.consano.org
The “Aha” Moment
www.consano.org
Our Solution
The Players
www.consano.org
Health Categories
Breast
Cancer
Childhood
Muscle
Cancer
FULLY
FUNDED
Childhood
Brain Cancer
Esophageal
Cancer
Ovarian
Canc...
Young, motivated PhD
Early-stage medulloblastoma research
95th percentile DOD application
Great project that needed fundin...
Key Differentiator: Vetting
• 13 projects launched
• 12 disease categories
• University partners
• 6 current
• 10+ in development
• Nearly $50,000 rai...
Why Do You Donate?
www.consano.org
Importance of the Blog
www.consano.org
Disease Knows No Borders
www.consano.org
Hope. Honor. Heal.
www.consano.org
www.consano.org
@Consano
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Stanford Medicine X: Scott Finkelstein, MD

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"Can the crowd save medical research?"
Stanford Medicine X
Scott FInkelstein, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Consano
www.consano.org

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Stanford Medicine X: Scott Finkelstein, MD

  1. 1. Can the Crowd Save Medical Research? Scott Finkelstein, MD Chief Medical Officer @ConsanoScott
  2. 2. Who Are We? www.consano.org
  3. 3. v The Day Our Lives Changed www.consano.org
  4. 4. The Fog of Cancer www.consano.org
  5. 5. OurMotivation www.consano.org
  6. 6. The Current Landscape www.consano.org
  7. 7. Researcher Challenges www.consano.org
  8. 8. Key Characteristics Transparent Directed Connected • 100% of every project donation goes to the research project individual has decided to support • Organization overhead is supported separately through individual donations, corporate sponsorships and foundation grants • Each project specifies exactly what the money will be used to fund • Individuals decide exactly which project to support, easily connecting with research that matters to them • Researchers provide ongoing updates about the project, keeping communication open with their donor group • Donors can share their stories and read the stories of others impacted by disease www.consano.org
  9. 9. You give, THEY decide You give, YOU decide Shifting a Paradigm Take back CONTROL www.consano.org
  10. 10. The “Aha” Moment www.consano.org
  11. 11. Our Solution
  12. 12. The Players www.consano.org
  13. 13. Health Categories Breast Cancer Childhood Muscle Cancer FULLY FUNDED Childhood Brain Cancer Esophageal Cancer Ovarian Cancer Lung Transplant Maternal /Fetal Health Palliative Care Uterine Cancer Lung Cancer Pancreatic CancerIn the pipeline: Cord Blood Childhood Leukemia Colorectal Cancer Type 1 Diabetes Prostate Cancer Melanom a Sarcoma Transverse Myelitis Oral Cancer Leukemia Metastatic Breast Cancer Launched: Fanconi Anemia Type 2 Diabetes www.consano.org
  14. 14. Young, motivated PhD Early-stage medulloblastoma research 95th percentile DOD application Great project that needed funding June 2013: Fully funded Consano project Sept 2013: awarded $250,000 Hyundai Hope on Wheels grant Fully Funded Dr. Monika Davare www.consano.org
  15. 15. Key Differentiator: Vetting
  16. 16. • 13 projects launched • 12 disease categories • University partners • 6 current • 10+ in development • Nearly $50,000 raised • Over 50% of donors leave a “tip” Six Months Old www.consano.org
  17. 17. Why Do You Donate? www.consano.org
  18. 18. Importance of the Blog www.consano.org
  19. 19. Disease Knows No Borders www.consano.org
  20. 20. Hope. Honor. Heal. www.consano.org
  21. 21. www.consano.org @Consano

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