Gilles Frydman

Founder ACOR

In 1995, when Gilles’ wife, Monica, discovered that she had breast cancer, Gilles created ACOR, the Association of Online Cancer Resources, and the world of Internet resources for cancer patients has never quite been the same since. ACOR’s 159 listservs deliver over 1.5 million email messages per week. He’s a mainstay at Health 2.0 but Gilles won’t miss the opportunity to argue with a French hospital bureaucrat, if given half a chance. And now he’s working on helping ACOR members get into clinical research in a new relationship with 23andMe.