Harlan Stone

Harlan Stone

As a non-myeloma cancer survivor Harlan appreciates how the MMRF is paving the way. Its use of clinical big data to accelerate cures for multiple myeloma also serves as a model for other cancers. “Personalized medicine and genetic understanding, I realized, were a big part of the future. I’m very excited to be part of that data share.”

Harlan is a data bank donor in another important way. He has made a sizable financial contribution to the MMRF Data Bank initiative. Some years ago, before he was diagnosed with his cancer, he received a mailing from the MMRF that said, “When two great organizations collaborate, innovation accelerates.” “I still keep that on my desk,” he says. “The concept of sharing information has motivated me to say this is where it’s going, this is where the help will come from. I have great respect for the MMRF and its commitment to do meaningful research that is not just following the current path.”