American Cancer Society (ACS)– Clinical Trials Matching Service: (800) 303-5691
This is a free, confidential Clinical Trial Matching and Referral Service. It helps patients, their families and health care workers find cancer clinical trials most appropriate to the medical and personal situations of patients.
Call: 1-800-303-5691 to speak to a trained clinical trial specialist or go to Live Chat to talk to a specialist online.
About Clinical Trials: ACT - Clinical Trials Matching Service: (877) 970-7848
is a unique, on-line resource that features unscripted interviews with clinical trial participants, physicians, patient rights advocates, and others. The videos include: Why Should I Consider a Cancer Clinical Trial?, How Will I Know if a Clinical Trial is Right for Me?, How Should I Prepare for Discussions with My Doctor?, What Standards are in Place to Safeguard Trial Participants?, What is Informed Consent?, and Where Can I Turn for Information and Support? Also included is a helpful Clinical Trial Discussion Guide to assist providers and patients with a conversation about clinical trials.
"Real Answers, Real Options, Real Miracles...Right Here in West Michigan" This video provides helpful and inspiring information for people who have been diagnosed (or know someone who has been diagnosed) with cancer.
Personal stories of cancer survivors - Why cancer clinical trials are an important treatment option for patients to consider.
Developed by Grand Rapids Oncology Program (15 minutes and 51 seconds)
"An Overview of Clinical Trials" This new educational video provides patient-friendly information about clinical trials.
Developed through the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (CRF).
How to Find a Cancer Treatment Trial – National Cancer Institute:
This guide will help you look for a cancer treatment clinical trial. You can use it to gather the information you need to: begin your search for a clinical trial; identify Web sites that have lists of open clinical trials (meaning they are accepting eligible people who wish to participate); learn about clinical trials for your type and stage of cancer; and ask questions that will help you decide whether or not to take part in a trial.
ClinicalTrials.gov provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. The information provided on ClinicalTrials.gov should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.
BreastCancerTrials.org (BCT) is a non-profit service that encourages individuals affected by breast cancer to consider clinical trials as a routine option for care. Have fears about clinical trials? Take a look at Clinical Trials: Myths and Facts and use the matching tool to help you to find the breast cancer trials that are right for you.