You Can Take it With You: Cancer Clinical Studies Goes Mobile

Searching and sharing information about cancer clinical studies just got easier for those with smart phones or tablets.

A free mobile device application (app) is available from the National Cancer Institute and the Center for Cancer Research.

The app allows patients, families and health care providers to search more than 150 clinical trials, save specific pages as favorites, and share information via Twitter and email.

Securely linked to the NCI’s Center for Cancer Research (CCR) clinical trial database, the app provides details about studies being conducted at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md. The database is continuously updated to ensure the most current clinical trial information is available to those seeking treatment options. The NCITrials@NIH app is available for free download on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon Appstore.

Those interested in learning more about what it means to participate in a study, join the registry or find a clinical study  available at the University of Michigan can log on using their smart phone, tablet or computer to easily search, view and learn without a download.  Watch a video to understand what clinical trials are and why they are important.

Clinical research is key in moving medicine forward, allowing physicians to find the most effective care. During your next appointment ask your doctor if you may qualify for a clinical study.