CancerConsultants, Inc. Launches Web Site to Recruit Patients for Clinical Trials

MEMPHIS, Tenn.–(BW HealthWire)–Feb. 2, 2000–, Inc., a cancer information products company created to develop business-to-consumer and business-to-business Internet solutions for providers of cancer services, announces the launch of its newest web site, directs patients to the clinical trials being conducted for their type of cancer, thus bringing biopharmaceutical companies, site management organizations, clinics and cancer centers together with patients to facilitate clinical trial enrollment. Through the online patient recruitment program, patients may either search for clinical trials applicable to their cancer on a local or national basis or they can also request personal assistance because is staffed by cancer trial specialists who perform confidential, custom clinical trial searches on their behalf. It can be accessed directly or through, the primary general cancer information web site of, Inc.

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate the effectiveness of new drugs and/or treatment strategies. Each clinical trial is designed to appraise new or better ways to treat cancer patients. Although there are many benefits from trial participation, less than 5 percent of eligible cancer patients currently participate in clinical trials. This is due to patient lack of awareness, clinical trial availability and few resources available like that facilitate access to clinical trials. Pharmaceutical companies are finding it more difficult to recruit suitable subjects for clinical trials, necessary to earn FDA approval. The average number of trials for each new drug application has more than doubled in the last 20 years and the average number of patients per trial has risen from 1,300 to more than 4,200. The number of clinical trials has grown from about 6,000 in 1990 to over 15,000 in 1997, further decreasing the available patient pool. represents a cost-effective solution for bringing interested cancer patients together with clinical trial sponsors. never charges patients for information, nor requires registration. Patient confidentiality is never sacrificed for any reason.

In addition to and, the other Inc. web site is, leading patients to specialized treatment programs.