Archive for May 15th, 2008

Health 2.0 – Clinical Trials

May 15, 2008

A new way to search for clinical trials is now available through Emerging Med. Wrapping clinical trials information from the NIH with a set of tools and services, this new site offers a range of services. You can create a profile to be notified of clinical trials and utilize the matching system to get a referral for treatment. Phone support is also available. There are some good suggestions on when to search, for instance,

  • Just before a biopsy (to study tissue from a tumor)
  • Just before the first surgery or radiation treatment (neo-adjuvant studies)
  • Just after surgery or radiation treatment (adjuvant studies)

To protect privacy, they suggest that “Create a Patient Profile form can also be filled out anonymously”.
The service is now integrated into Revolution Health’s cancer pages. There was a recent article in the Wall Street Journal as well.  Perhaps utilizing this tool within the context of a broader set of tools such as Rev Health is a better route to go. But the set of services appear unique.

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