Cures Start with Clinical Trials: Here’s How to Find the Right One

Calendar Icon March 21, 2021
Reading Time Icon Read Time: 3 min
By Ciitizen

Finding a clinical trial is challenging. Do you meet the criteria? Will prior treatments or certain medical conditions exclude you from the trial? Are they accepting new patients? Is it appropriate for your type of breast cancer?

Cancer research has grown by leaps and bounds through clinical trials. With accelerated FDA approval, patients have a chance at extended survival and even a potential cure. Do you know what your next steps are for finding the latest, most innovative clinical trials available, ones suited to your type of breast cancer?

There are certain aggressive breast cancers for which current treatments are not working. For example, young women of African American descent are at a greater risk for a very aggressive triple-negative metastasized breast cancer. Current treatment options are running out, and there is a lack of effective drugs for this particular condition.

New innovative clinical trials are the best way to discover the path to improving cancer treatment and finding a cure. “In these new generation innovative clinical trials, eligibility is based on the molecular profile and/or genotype of BC, rather than the classic clinicopathologic characteristic of the disease,” states Cancer Biology & Medicine.

One such treatment has antibody drugs for this aggressive breast cancer, which was discovered and made available through clinical trials. According to Hope S. Rugo, “the original trial initially recruited patients with a number of different cancer types. The investigators chose to expand enrollment of patients with triple-negative breast cancer due to promising preliminary results and the lack of effective drugs for these patients.”

If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer or know someone who has, you understand the toll it takes not only on mental health but on the body and its ability to heal itself.

What’s more, you need access to all your medical records in one easily retrievable location, as this is critical to finding the right clinical trial. Without an integrative system for maintaining medical records among facilities, it can take weeks to get records for the researchers! These administrative delays add yet another burden during this stressful journey. A recent study confirms the difficulties that patients face getting their medical records.

It would be great if there were an easier way to have all your records available in one secure location and to find the clinical trial that is just right for you. Ciitizen has the solution.

Recognizing the need for patients to easily access and maintain their medical records in a secure location and to locate appropriate clinical trials, Ciitizen has created an accurate clinical trial matching service for patients with advanced and metastatic breast cancer, based on their comprehensive treatment history.

Ciitizen wants to help find cures for breast cancer, and the best way is through clinical trials. This gives you a chance to save not only your own life but also the lives of countless others.

Ciitizen was founded by someone who went through this process and tragically lost a loved one to metastatic breast cancer. At Ciitizen, we are dedicated to helping patients have free and secure access to their medical records. We are proud to partner with a network of Patient Advocacy Organizations that believe in the power of patients to drive change.

Visit Ciitizen today. We look forward to helping you on your difficult path toward recovery.

Ciitizen is a free service that helps patients get more out of their health records. Our platform enables patients to find better treatment options and gives them the opportunity to advance the research for cures. Ready to control all of your medical records in one place? Sign up today in less than 5 minutes!

Share this insight