Federal agency, National Cancer Institute (NCI), provides a detailed summary for each trial listed. If you are intimidated or confused by the search options, their Cancer Information Service is staffed with understanding and knowledgeable cancer information specialists who will search NCI’s list of cancer clinical trials for you; has one of the most complete and up to date lists of cancer clinical trials available. Also shares information on support groups, financial assistance, referral to cancer centers and clinical trials with you.
How to Find a Cancer Treatment Trial: A 10-Step Guide from the National Cancer Institute can be found here: www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/education/treatment-trial-guide
• 1-800-422-6237, Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm ET in English and Spanish. A LiveHelp online chat is also provided Monday to Friday 8am to 11pm ET.
Informative and easy to follow for basic information on clinical trials.A non-profit organization, provides reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer, including clinical trials and how to join one. Opportunity to join a “Discussion Board” to share information on latest research and study results. Its stated mission is “to make sense of complex medical and personal information about breast cancer in order to make the best decisions”.
• 610-642-6550, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm ET.
This site offers a matching service to search for clinical trials that apply to you. You need to enter specific medical information. You can also save this information and they will automatically send you emails for new trials you may be interested in that match your profile.
Call 415-476-5777 (California), or email email@example.com
You need to search by the type of cancer as all cancers are included, and then search by your location.
Provides current information about clinical trials for cancer and other diseases and conditions. A free service of the National Institute of Health developed by the National Library of Medicine. Main difference with the NCI listing above (the first one on this list) is how information is searched and displayed.
There is a feature to create your own profile to “match” you with a trial.
Stated mission is to “Quickly and accurately connect patients with appropriate clinical trial options through personalized education and one-on-one support with Clinical Trial Navigators who identify and fix barriers that might otherwise interfere with enrolling in clinical trials.” The company provides this service free of charge to patients and physicians to raise awareness and facilitate access to clinical trials. With permission, navigators also provide updates when new clinical trials or therapies in development emerge that match the patient’s clinical or genomic profile.
• 1-800-601-8601, 9am to 5pm ET, Monday to Friday.
The focus is Triple Negative. They provide tips for general knowledge and direct you to www.clinicaltrials.gov for details.
• email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups is a nonprofit organization with the stated goal of “improving patient awareness of cancer clinical trials, facilitating access, and promoting participation. The Coalition offers a variety of programs and information for physicians, patient advocate groups, and patients designed to increase awareness of, and participation in, cancer clinical trials.” The site includes a trial screening questionnaire and a trial lookup.
• 877-520-4457; E-mail: email@example.com
Sarah Cannon Research Institute sponsors oncology clinical trials through its affiliation with clinical oncology practices.
The site separates out clinical trials for metastatic breast cancer as ER+, Her2+, TNBC and first, second or refractory line of treatment.
• 1-877-691-7274, firstname.lastname@example.org
FDA Patient Network:
What Patients Need to Know about clinical trials including types of trials, informed consent, and institutional review board
FDA patient Network that explains other treatment options besides clinical trials such asExpanded Access (compassionate use) and Off-label Use of Approved Drugs.