MyLifeLine Cancer Foundation and Cancer Support Community merged in January 2018 to create
a more dynamic and innovative support network for cancer patients and their loved ones.
Together, we will build on our collective mission to ensure no patient faces cancer alone. To learn more,
please visit the Merger Announcement Statement
on CSC's website.
Clinical trials offer a chance to receive investigational medicines or procedures that experts think might improve the treatment of cancer. This important option is not limited to people who have run out of choices. In fact, there may be clinical trials for every stage of disease in dozens of cancer types. In this video, patients and doctors share their perspectives on why joining a clinical trial may be an option worth considering.
Clinical trials are studies in which people volunteer to take part in tests of new drugs or procedures. Doctors use clinical trials to develop new treatments for serious diseases such as cancer. In this section you can learn about clinical trials in general, find tools to help you decide if a clinical trial may be right for you, and search for specific studies you may be eligible to take part in.
CenterWatch offers several services and resources specifically to patients. With their Clinical Trial Listing Service they provide patients unbiased information on clinical trials, with a clinical trial database that contains thousands of currently enrolling trials. Information on drugs and new medical therapies are available to review. CenterWatch also provides patients with health and educational resources about clinical trials and other health information.
ClinicalTrials.gov currently lists more than 200,000 studies with locations in all 50 States and in nearly 200 countries. It is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.
EmergingMed provides services for patients that raise awareness and facilitate access to clinical trials.EmergingMed's mission is to accelerate the discovery of new and better treatments for people with serious and life threatening medical conditions.
Basic information about clinical trials to help you understand what’s involved in taking part. This includes information about the benefits and risks, who is responsible for which research costs, and how your safety is protected. We also have a tool to help you search for clinical trials. Learning all you can about clinical trials can help you talk with doctor and make a decision that is right for you.