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GRACE Community Outreach Team


I am reaching out on behalf of OwnYourData, a student-led startup from Columbia University. Committed to advancing inclusive research, we are currently developing a mobile application using AI to match patients to cancer clinical trials.

As we continue the development of our application, my team is interested in interviewing patients regarding their experiences navigating searching for clinical trials. However, we have yet to identify candidates outside of our networks and, as such, we were wondering whether you have any recommendations for individuals who would be interested in participating in a short, 15-30 minute interview (participants will be compensated $20 for their time)? Attached is a flyer that you might consider sharing.

Thank you, sincerely, for your consideration, and we look forward to being in touch!

All the best,

Alexa Aalami

I joined GRACE as a caregiver for my husband who had a Pancoast tumor, NSCLC stage III in 2009. He had curative chemo/rads then it was believed he had a recurrence in the spine/oligometastasis that was radiated. He's 10 years out from treatment.