At the core of the service is a “trial exchange” — an eBay-style forum where patients can host the genomic data about their cancer. Researchers of leading clinical trials can browse the postings looking for a match. The service is free for patients and physicians, but Cure Forward will charge trial recruiters a fee when they enroll subjects. Cure Forward also has an educational component. When a patient’s cancer is sequenced, they’re typically handed a set of letters and numbers that represent the genetic mutations responsible for their disease which makes little sense for them. To help patients better understand their genomic data, the website will also host a collection of narratives that explore the story of individual mutations known to be associated with cancer. In September 2015, Cure Forward successfully launched its online precision medicine platform which has received $15 million funding from Apple Tree Ventures earlier that year.