Melanoma Research Alliance and Antidote Technologies Unveil Clinical Trial Locator, Giving Patients Better Access to Clinical Trials and Accelerating Research

“We know this will expand access to the newest and best treatments and accelerate the pace of discovery.” – Michael Kaplan, President and CEO of MRA

The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) today announced the launch of the easiest way for patients diagnosed with melanoma to find and understand clinical trials that are right for them. Clinical Trial Locator, powered by Antidote Match, enables patients to easily find their clinical trial matches directly on the MRA website.

“In the last seven years, eleven new FDA-approved treatments have come on-line for melanoma. These treatments are making a real difference in patient outcomes, and all were made possible through research and clinical trials. Yet too many patients still don’t benefit from even the latest advances; more research is needed,” said Michael Kaplan, President and CEO of MRA. “We’re thrilled to partner with Antidote to help patients and caregivers find cutting edge clinical trials in which to take part. We know this will expand access to the newest and best treatments and accelerate the pace of discovery.”

MRA’s Clinical Trial Locator leverages Antidote Match, the first clinical trial matching engine that uses structured eligibility criteria and algorithms to explore a patient’s eligibility for every trial. This means that patients need only answer a handful of questions about their condition to be provided with a list of study matches. Clinical Trial Locator’s match results are highly specific to that particular patient, and some are even supplemented with additional details, such as procedure descriptions, number of overnight stays, placebo use, or financial compensation.

“Just over one year ago, we embarked on a mission to connect patients to researchers through partnerships like the one we have forged with the Melanoma Research Alliance,” said Grace McElroy, Head of Partnerships at Antidote. “Today, we are pleased to announce our collaboration with MRA and support those affected by melanoma with potentially breakthrough research opportunities.”

Clinical Trial Locator is MRA’s latest resource for patients and their loved ones. Last month, MRA announced the launch of Melanoma > Exchange, an online community of engaged patients and caregivers…

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