The Medicine Show's Matthew Herper has reported on another way for patients to identify research trials:
PatientsLikeMe, an online health data sharing platform, has come up with a more intuitive solution [for finding patients to enroll in clinical trials]. Patients enter their illness, age, and zip code and get a list of clinical trials into that they can enter. Hopefully this will help more patients find studies that might offer them some hope and help advance the speed of research.
The new feature, which the company announced late last week, will update daily using trial information from ClinicalTrial.gov.
Previously: What motivates people to participate in clinical trials?