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Curated and Reported by: Dr. Venkat S. Karra, Ph.D.

After Making Millions, Two 20-Somethings Have Founded A Startup To Help Fight Cancer

Turner and Weinberg aren’t doctors, but they’re engineers with deep pockets. When they were 24, they sold their startup, Invite Media, to Google for $81 million.

Nat Turner and Zach Weinberg have both watched family members suffer from cancer. So when they left Google in June, they started brainstorming ways to help find a cure.

After their June brainstorming session, the two began meeting with dozens of oncologists every week to learn from them and to see where the treatment process could be improved.

They founded Flatiron Health, rounded up a small team of six, and have a pilot going with some big hospital systems. Gil Shklarskiis is VP of Technology and they’re currently hiring engineers.

Turner says they’re still trying to figure out their exact product.

One area they’re working on is clinical trials. Clinical trials are new, innovative cancer treatments. But it’s difficult for physicians to determine which patients are eligible, and Turner wants to improve the process.

Turner realizes his startup is ambitious. But he also knows he’s in a financially better position than most entrepreneurs to tackle such a big problem.

Flatiron Health is either going to be a great success or a horrible failure,” says Turner.

“Hopefully we’ll  do well by doing good.”

Read more at: businessinsider

My beloved beautiful mother who also suffered from this horrible disease Cancer for about six months died in 2005. Since then I have been focusing on Cancer Causes and Possible Cures.

Since I don’t have a pocket at all, I am making an effort to SHARE what I was blessed with via Social Media with a sloganshare the knowledge and save a life: because Health is Prosperity:

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Preventiveoncology  and

Pharmaceutical Intelligence : a Scientific Website – a new venture founded by Dr. Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN – where excellent highly qualified experienced professionals from pharmaceutical and health care sectors are actively contributing.

We wish you both Good Health and Great Contributions to the Health of the Mankind…because Health is Prosperity

With Best Regards

V.S.Karra

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