Last year on Clinical Trials Day, we took an in-depth look at the history of the clinical trial – a 269-year journey from a “like versus like” comparison test of citrus for scurvy to today’s randomized controlled trials. We’ve come a long way, but as we noted one year ago, there are miles to go. And we all need to play a part.
TrialReach is a technology company, and we’ve been hard at work building TrialReach Match™, a tool that allows patients interested in taking part in clinical research to quickly and easily find trials that are right for them just by answering a few questions. But if we build it, will patients come?
The answer is yes: if we build it – and share it – the dream of advancing medical research by helping patients find and take part in trials can become a reality. Which is why we’ve also been sharing Match with partners big and small who can help us connect as many patients as possible with clinical trials. Our partners range from large research organizations to small patient communities, but they have one thing in common: steadfast dedication to providing their communities with opportunities to take part in research. We can’t say it enough: thank you for working with us towards such an important goal!
And today, on Clinical Trials Day, there are a few special partners we’d like to celebrate – those that are willing to go above and beyond to make sure that their members can understand, find, and access clinical trials. We’re excited to offer a special thank you to the following organizations:
JDRF is a leading global organization funding research for type 1 diabetes (T1D). There is currently no way to prevent or cure T1D, but JDRF is using grassroots support, scientific knowledge, and strong partnerships to fund research. This type of commitment to advancing medical research is what we strive for every day.
BrightFocus Foundation is an organization that plays a key role in driving research and supporting awareness to cure Alzheimer’s Disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Since 1973, Bright Focus Foundation has awarded more than $163 million to scientists seeking new approaches to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of our target diseases. They are currently supporting nearly 75 research grants in Alzheimer’s alone. Thanks for all you do to make a difference in the lives of those living with diseases of mind and sight.
Lung Cancer Alliance is the oldest and leading nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering those living with (or at risk for) lung cancer to advance medical research and save lives. They have a lofty vision: tripling lung cancer survival by 2020 – and they aim to achieve this through support, advocacy, and education. Taking part in clinical trials falls in each of those buckets, so we thank the Lung Cancer Alliance for their dedication to supporting research so that one day, no one has to live with lung cancer.
Thanks again to all involved in helping us spread the word about getting involved with medical research! Thank you for helping us make every day a “clinical trials day.”