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Tips for Searching Studies

Learn all about participating in research studies focused on hereditary cancers, including breast, ovarian, pancreatic, prostate and melanoma.

Other Websites (BCT) is a non-profit service that encourages individuals affected by breast cancer to consider clinical trials as a routine option for care.Their database searches studies listed in

EmergingMed Clinical Trial Navigation Service
Emerging Med's clinical trial database includes all treatment trials from along with updates reported to them directly by trial sponsors and sites.

National Cancer Institute: Access to Investigational Drugs
A fact sheet compiled by the National Cancer Institute provides information about access to investigational drugs outside of clinical trials.

American Cancer Society Clinical Trial Matching
The American Cancer Society Clinical Trials Matching Service is a free, confidential program that helps patients, their families, and health care workers find cancer clinical trials most appropriate to a patient's medical and personal situation.
Maintained by the National Institutes of Health, is one of the largest databases of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.

Lazarex Foundation - financial support for participating in clinical trials
The Lazarex Cancer Foundation supports end stage cancer patients and the cancer community by providing assistance with costs for clinical trial participation, navigation through clinical trial options, community outreach and education.

Patient Advocate Foundation: Insurance Issues Related to Clinical Trials
Resources compiled by the Patient Advocate Foundation with information about insurance coverage for clinical trial participation. Your Health Information YourRights
This infographic explains your right to your health information and other helpful information about accessing your electronic records. How can I access my health information/medical record?
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is part of Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). They prepared this guide on accessing your electronic health records.

HHS: Office for Human Research Protections: Participating in Research Video Series
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Human Research Protections developed this video series about participating in research.

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