At the Personalized Medicine Foundation, we’re on a mission to empower patients with cancer through information, support, and community. Progress in genetics, genomics and precision medicines is rapidly changing the way cancer is diagnosed and treated. At the PMF, we want to support all patients in their understanding of how these advances impact their treatment decisions.
PMF is Dedicating to Helping You and Your Loved Ones
Cancer First Call helped me when I needed it most. The information that the physician navigator discussed with me was invaluable in my treatment decision making process.Allen W, Sarasota, FL
I have read about your organization and what they do. Please be assured that for us you have made an amazing difference. You have lit the light at the end of the tunnel. We so appreciate the work you and your colleagues do.Our sincere thanks, AG
I can’t Thank You enough for responding to me and my questions especially in such a fast manner with a thorough explanation. I have never met you before but you seem like an INCREDIBLE Doctor who Truly Cares! Thx for all you do Dr. Weaver and taking the time to help me understand my situation.JH Oregon
Thanks to Cancer First Call, I got a second opinion and additional testing which changed my treatment options.Sarah T, Greensboro, NC
Thank you for your informative message and details that allow me to better understand the test. It is a relief to know that this test may not be applicable to me congratulations on your exciting work! You are making a wonderful difference in our world!Ellen Boston MA
I used Cancer First Call following my wife’s diagnosis of Breast Cancer. What a difference it made, saving us 10 weeks of time and unnecessary tests and travel by providing the reassurance and confidence that the care we were receiving was the “state of the art”. Truly invaluable!Jacob Goldberg Hollywood FL
When my husband was first diagnosed, we were absolutely overwhelmed. PMF resources helped us during a very difficult time.Tina R, Corvallis, MT
Thank you so much for your quick and informative response! It is reassuring that there are professionals like you Dr. Weaver offering to help sift through the possible diagnostics and treatments in a disease that affect so many people.Sincerely and with gratitude,
After being told nothing could be done for my Prostate Cancer at 4 major cancer centers in the Northeast the team at Cancer First Call recommended we explore a clinical trial of a novel treatment being developed at MDACC in Texas. What a blessing, I would have never thought a life-saving treatment could be available in Texas but not in Philadelphia, Boston, or Baltimore.J Farris Philadelphia
Executive Director: Charles H. Weaver, MD, is a medical oncologist who trained at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, National Institutes of Health, and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center when he did early Stem Cell research under the Nobel Prize winning physician group led by Dr. Donnell Thomas. Initially as Scientific Officer and later as Chief Medical Officer of an oncology physician research network he created a National clinical trials research program, developed cancer treatment strategies and pathways, and oversaw physician and patient education. He founded Cancer Connect in 1998 where he served as medical editor- overseeing the development of award-winning, content and applications in oncology for educating oncologists and cancer patients.
Dr. Weaver is significantly involved with Cancer Advocacy, Women’s Health and Education, having appeared on The Today Show to discuss these issues. He has written extensively on all aspects of cancer management and was the Executive Editor and Publisher of Women Magazine and aWomansHealth which is dedicated to covering cancer prevention, treatment, and wellness issues for all women.
Dr Weaver is the chief moderator of the CancerConnect social community accessed by over 200,000 cancer patients monthly and used by leading advocacy groups and cancer centers including Harvard – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, University of California at San Francisco, The Ohio State James Cancer Institute and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to provide their patients and caregivers with information, support, and inspiration.
Dr. Weaver’s initial clinical research interests included stem cell transplantation in breast cancer and lymphomas where he authored ~ 75 articles in major medical journals including the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Blood, Cancer, Bone Marrow Transplantation, and the New England Journal of Medicine. He has given grand rounds and lectured internationally on stem cell treatments at The University of London, The University of Heidelberg, Duke, Stanford, Georgetown, and over 100 other cancer centers.
Board of Directors
Charles H. Weaver, MD