NEW YORK, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Patent Office issued Patent No. 7,711,580, A System and Method for Matching Patients With Clinical Trials, to EmergingMed on May 4, 2010.
The patent covers a system and method for matching patients with clinical trials and particular trial sites, prequalifying patients for clinical trials and trial sites, and providing information to patients to allow them to inform themselves about available clinical trials and trial sites.
"The growth of targeted therapies as well as molecular diagnostics and gene expression profiling raises the complexity of finding clinical trials and personalized health information quickly, accurately, and confidentially," says Dr. Karen Moffitt of Florida Cancer Trials. "EmergingMed's system simultaneously solves this problem for Florida's physicians and investigators, and most importantly our patients."
"AstraZeneca understands how challenging it can be for a patient or caregiver to navigate the multitude of information sources that exist for oncology clinical trials, let alone to identify trials that may be an appropriate match for themselves or a loved one," said Edward Mannello, Director of Clinical Study Recruitment, AstraZeneca. "For that reason, AstraZeneca has collaborated with EmergingMed because of the unique service they can provide to patients--a customized tool that helps them find trials that may be best matched to their specific needs."
"LIVESTRONG is proud to partner with EmergingMed on our SurvivorCare program," added Andy Miller, Executive Vice President of Mission for the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
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