From our conversations with women who have ovarian cancer and their supportive spouses, families, and friends, we have learned that it is not easy to search for trials or decide which ones are appropriate, so today, we announce the launching of a beta version of a new
Guided Trial Finder
. With it, we take you through a step-by-step question-and-answer process that will help narrow down your options for clinical trials-and provide only those that match your precise clinical situation (e.g. newly diagnosed, recurred) and any other parameters (e.g., location, trial phase) that you think are important. Indeed, our new trial finder will help you find trials that are difficult to identify using other search methods.
You can find trials that could enroll you even if you do not have "measurable disease" [which can sometimes be the case when you have an elevated CA125 marker and fluid build-up in your abdomen (ascites) or lungs (pleural effusion) but no appropriately sized mass or nodule that is seen on an imaging scan] - or if you have had multiple prior therapies and don't want a phase 1 trial - or if you have previously had a different cancer than ovarian that is in remission (many trials exclude you from participating but others will permit you to enroll).
The new trial finder will make it easier to locate such trials. We recognize that finding the trials is only the first step and provide a means for you to download and save a list of those trials to bring to your doctor for discussion. We can also help you do this search or understand how some of the drugs in the trials may benefit you. You can learn more about some of the drugs by visiting our
Clinical Trial Results
pages or by calling us at
let us know
what you think and of any suggestions for our next version of this Finder.