The first registry focused exclusively on genitourinary malignancies and trials actively enrolling patients
Truckee, CA--Digital Science Press Inc., the global leader of the digital aggregation and delivery of urologic disease and treatment content through UroToday.com, announced today the launch of a Clinical Trials Portal on their website. This new portal is a streamlined access point for healthcare providers and patients for free, up-to-the-moment genitourinary (GU) malignancies-focused clinical trials.
Editor-in-Chief Evan Yu, MD, a professor and medical oncologist at the University of Washington School of Medicine, recognized the need for such a portal. “It is a shared vision that inspired UroToday’s new clinical trials portal, and it is truly a welcome resource that delivers information about GU oncology clinical trials to the people who are most likely to use and benefit from this knowledge.”
“Although there is clinicaltrials.gov, which provides a database for clinical trials, the website is quite broad in its scope and not specifically targeted to GU cancer specialists,” observed Digital Science Press Inc. Founder Gina Carithers. “In addition, we wanted to provide a resource of currently open, enrolling trials as a virtual stockpile of valuable information for clinicians and patients,” she added. “It is broader than a trial consortium, yet limited by GU oncology as its focus and then only on open and enrolling clinical trials.
Features of the Clinical Trials Portal include:
- A daily, updated database of trials restricted by disease: prostate, bladder, kidney, testicular, and penile cancers;
- The ability to share trials with colleagues and patients; and
- A monthly article contributed by Dr. Yu that highlights key trials and findings.
The Clinical Trials Portal will ensure that physicians gain knowledge of the newest and most exciting clinical trials in which they can enroll patients, thereby helping to enable continued treatment advances in GU cancer.
Joe Palumbo, Chief Operating Officer of Digital Science Press, Inc., emphasized that “Advancements in cancer therapy validated by clinical trials have revolutionized the way patients are treated. Our mission is to further raise awareness around these important trials and encourage our partners and readers to actively promote their recruiting trials on our portal.”
Additonal reading on clinical trials:
- Non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, a disease state misnomer that is a seriously unmet therapeutic need
- From the Desk of Evan Yu
- Bringing Men Into the Conversation: Shared Decision Making and Effects on Quality of Life in Advanced Prostate Cancer
- COGCaP: An Investigation into the Cognitive Side Effects of Androgen Receptor Targeted Therapies