CancerBase – first lessons learned

CancerBase.org has been up and running for a few months now. About 1000 people have signed up, and most of them suggested at least one new feature. We are preparing to launch CancerBase 2.0 in April, based on everything we have learned so far. Here is one complete surprise – many people complained (nicely) that we (deliberately) downsampled their physical location on the map. We did this to ensure anonymity – BUT – it’s become clear that some patients have a completely different perspective. Their point is that they are a real person with a real name and a real location, and they want everyone to know about them and their disease, and they want their dot on the CancerBase map to be right on their house. So we quickly added to checkbox to CancerBase so that people could tell us their mapping/geolocation preference.

It’s been amazing to work with everyone on CancerBase and we are growing quickly. Stay tuned for CancerBase 2.0 this April and May.

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