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UCSF Announces Expanded BreastCancerTrials.org Website
Date:9/30/2009

The Nation's Only Exclusive Breast Cancer Clinical Trial Matching Service Adds New "Trial Alert" and "SecureCONNECT" Web 2.0 Components

San Francisco, Calif. (Vocus) September 30, 2009 -- The nation's only clinical trial matching service dedicated exclusively to breast cancer--BreastCancerTrials.org--is now upgraded with new features, greatly expanding access and ensuring privacy for all who want the latest information about research studies and how to enroll. Cancer patients, survivors and those who are at risk now have a free, easy-to-use resource that custom matches them to clinical trials specifically targeted to their personal health profiles. BreastCancerTrials.org empowers patients with knowledge, opens the door to hope and paves the way for future cures.

BreastCancerTrials.org provides patient-friendly descriptions and information for over 160 trials now underway at more than 1,500 medical facilities across the country. Visitors can either browse the service on a one-time basis, or save their personal health histories to the site's secure servers for continual matching with newly listed trials. The site features trials for detecting and treating breast cancer and improving quality of life; trials are sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and other government agencies, private industry and non-profit foundations.

"Helping individuals evaluate clinical trials as a routine option during their care is the primary goal of BreastCancerTrials.org," said Laura Esserman, M.D., M.B.A., Director of the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center. "By raising awareness and encouraging individuals affected by breast cancer to learn more about their options for participation in clinical trials, we hope
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