Cancer Clinical Trials Coversheet - The Michigan Cancer Consortium strongly supports facilitation of patient participation in cancer clinical trials. The Affordable Care Act REQUIRES that insurers cover the cost of routine care for a person in a clinical trial. This cover sheet was created for use in situations when elements of the clinical trial need clarification, such as when prior authorization is required.
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.
Research Match: Quick and simplified way to search research studies available to you on the ClinicalTrials.gov site
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. In addition to the useful Myths & Facts resource for patients, BCT’s matching tool can assist you in finding the breast cancer trials that are right for your patients.
Michigan Working Group to Improve Cancer Outcomes
The Michigan Society of Hematology and Oncology convened a coalition of patient advocate groups, employers, insurance companies, and health care providers of clinical trials from both the academic and community outpatient setting to address open access to clinical trials. In a precedent-setting agreement, all 25 members of the Michigan Association of Health Plans agreed to work to increase participation in select cancer-related clinical trials by making payment for services within this context predictable. All member health plans stated a willingness to provide coverage for the routine care costs of patient participation in approved clinical trials.
NCI Research Resources:
The NCI Research Resources web site is integral to NCI’s commitment to provide basic, clinical and epidemiological researchers with tools and resources to facilitate cancer research. These NCI-developed products and services are available without extensive negotiations or intellectual property issues. The NCI Research Resources web site was developed to better enable access to these resources and to promote their use by members of the scientific community
Coalition of National Cancer Cooperative Groups Inc. (CNCCG) :
The CNCCG is the nation's premiere network of cancer clinical trials specialists. Members include: cooperative groups; cancer centers; academic medical centers; community hospitals; physicians practices; and patient advocate groups. The Coalition offers a variety of programs and information for physicians, payers, patient advocate groups, and patients designed to improve the clinical trials process.