Drugs/Cancer associated with a clinical trial are crucial entities to recommend trials to patients.Sometimes these are updated during couse of the trial. Eg:NCT01522989 was initially designed for Colorectal Cancer but now covers Advanced Solid tumor
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Do you have an idea that would help physicians like you find and recommend clinical trials to patients? What types of materials would make it easier for you to discuss clinical trials with your patients? Give us your ideas or comment on ideas from others.
NGS analysis enables to identify genes with mutations that are causative for the cancer in the patient. Annotation of clinical trials with biomarkers will enable to selectively filter trials for the patient.
You could create Android and iPhone apps that contain this information. You could also advertise on there as well (although ads are annoying).
CenterWatch has a database:
From their site: Access the largest online database of industry-sponsored clinical trials actively seeking study volunteers.
A non-profit organization dedicated to engaging the public and patients as partners in the clinical research process: https://www.ciscrp.org/about-us/what-we-do/
Most cancer physicians are using the Internet to obtain information about their options. A concerted approach utilizing grid computing, data mining, and machine learning could lead to a new revolution in utilizing clinical trial information.
M3 USA maintains a free, user-friendly clinical trials navigator for both clinicians & patients. The searchable, sortable database updates daily, & provides access to thousands of clinical trials in all specialties, the largest of which is oncology.
Fund online resource databases, like GeorgiaCancerInfo.org which downloads all clinical trial data for GA weekly from NCI's website & customizes searchable profiles via cancer type, MD & location. It has over 28,000 unique visitors per year.
Already advertising clinical trials from Stanford hospital & UCSF on my site Rekha's List since 2009 entered by researchers, now our patients will be finding info when check their patient portal health Ed link/NextGen EHR, along with other resources.
A partnership with the Veteran’s Administration would reach out to a large multigenerational group of providers, researchers and potential participants.
Do librarians direct patients to clinical trials?
It's also important to point out a vaccine is being worked on that produces killer T cells that attack mutated cells.