Monday, November 12, 2018

The Clearity Foundation

How would you search for a clinical trial that was based on your location? What if you only wanted a trial that was in a specific phase of development? What if you wanted to find drugs that were specific to platinum resistant recurrences?

Well the answer to these questions and a whole lot more, can be found through The Clearity Foundation.

In my previous entry about the amazing national organization, Steps Through Ovarian Cancer, I mentioned that STOC was a joint venture between two other non-profits. The Clearity Foundation was one of them. It was founded in 2008 by a cancer researcher and ovarian cancer survivor, Dr. Laura Shawver. She wanted to put together a website that helps women and their families understand their diagnosis, reviews the data for treatment options depending on the type of OC, explains how to access clinical trials, provides up-to-date news on the latest treatment developments. It's for patients and physicians.

There's even a great feature about tumor blueprints/molecular profiling. These tumor blueprints help you and your physician select targeted treatment, specific to your type of tumor. Although it doesn't provide guidance on medical treatment, Clearity's staff has expertise in ovarian cancer molecular and cellular biology and can help explain test results for you to discuss with your physician. There is even a financial assistance form for patients to fill out to help cover the cost.

I've signed up for their newsletter to that I can get current information about medical advances in the treatment of various forms of OC. For more information, follow this link.

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