Clinical trials at your fingertips
For the first time, Queensland doctors and blood cancer patients can access information about the latest breakthrough treatments at the press of a button on their mobile phone or tablet.
The Leukaemia Foundation has worked with Haematology Clinical Research Network NSW to create a free mobile application that connects patients and doctors to clinical trials across Queensland.
ClinTrial Refer Qld allows users to search for suitable trials by blood cancer type and hospital location, with results displaying summary information, sponsor and location details, and whether a trial is active or pending. The app includes details of inclusion and exclusion criteria, making it easier for doctors to refer their patient to trials from another hospital should their patient meet the criteria. Users can also easily share full details of the trial with family, friends or colleagues.
Connecting more patients to new treatments
ClinTrial Refer apps in other states have already been shown to boost cross referrals and trial recruitment.
“Our goal is to continually innovate and look at the most cost-effective ways that will continue to improve health outcomes for blood cancer patients,” said Leukaemia Foundation CEO, Bill Petch.
“This app ticks all the right boxes and we’re excited by its potential to link patients with promising and potentially life-saving treatments.”
“Based on its success in other states, we’re confident this simple tool will become a one stop shop for time-poor haematologists who will now have at their fingertips an up-to-date list of clinical trials in Queensland that are recruiting for a range of blood cancers.”
Funding new trials and improving ways to find them
The clinical trials we’re funding through our new Trials Enabling Program will be included, which will help identify internationally-led blood cancer trials operating in Queensland.
Not only are we funding new blood cancer clinical trials in Australia through our Trials Enabling Program, we are also making it easier for Queensland patients to find them.
The ClinTrial Refer Qld app is available for download from the App store (iPhone, iPad users) or Google Play (Android users). Search for ‘ClinTrial Refer Qld’ or click on the buttons below.