CancerConsultants Launches the Minnie Pearl Research Network Internet Platform

Ketchum, ID — December 31, 2002 — is pleased to announce the launch of the Minnie Pearl Research Network (MPCRN) website serving leading clinical research oncology practices throughout the U.S. The site,, will serve over 400 physicians and their patients associated with the clinical research network by providing over 4,000 pages of detailed patient education material focused on cancer overviews, treatment options and clinical trials. This resource rich site will also provide a current listing of each trial conducted within the network and tools to assist patients to locate and contact the closest MPCRN affiliate.

Additionally, recently launched on behalf of UCLA as well as a site for The Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, in Orlando, Florida. All sites use custom oncology applications and’s proprietary award-winning content on the management of cancer.

The Minnie Pearl Cancer Research Network was founded in order to assist patients and their families in accessing current cancer treatment information to insure they receive high-quality treatment and gain access to the newest cancer drugs and treatments through the clinical trials process. Founded in 1995, the Minnie Pearl Cancer Research Network collaborates with the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center on clinical trials, which are conducted by over 400 medical oncologists in community-based practices covering 25 states. Since its inception, the clinical research program has grown to become one of the largest community-based, independently operated clinical research programs in the country. is pleased that it was selected to develop the Minnie Pearl Cancer Research Network website. The website uses multiple oncology applications and services developed by, Inc. including a daily cancer news service, a cancer dictionary, over 4,000 pages of proprietary cancer education information, a clinical trials identification application, and numerous other custom web applications developed on behalf of the Minnie Pearl Cancer Research Network.