updated: 6/1/2012 12:15:38 PM
A new smartphone program could help cancer patients link up with clinical trials. Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE: LLY) has developed the free app that allows medical professionals to search for oncology trials across the globe on behalf of their patients.
June 1, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today, Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) launched a searchable clinical trial mobile application for oncology healthcare professionals. The app — available for Apple iPad and iPhone, as well as RIM's BlackBerry and Google's Android platforms — allows healthcare professionals to search oncology trials that are enrolling new patients by disease state, molecule being studied, study phase, country, state and keyword.
Because the mobile app provides details on all global oncology trials, the app's functionality also provides a mechanism for the healthcare professional to contact Lilly Oncology for additional details on its trials, as well as a third-party contact for the non-Lilly clinical trials.
"Lilly Oncology created the Clinical Trial Resource mobile app to offer cancer care professionals an easy way to search for and identify details about all global oncology clinical trials — not just those sponsored by Lilly," said Anne White, senior director of portfolio management with Lilly Oncology. "The information will enable physicians to provide the most current study information — quickly — to patients who may be interested in participating in a clinical trial."
Clinical trial app available on new Lilly Oncology website
Directions for downloading the clinical trial app are available on a new website, LillyOncologyPipeline.com, an online resource that will house information on its pipeline of potential cancer and supportive care molecules. At LillyOncologyPipeline.com, healthcare professionals can search for information about Lilly Oncology's pipeline by drug discovery platform, cancer type, clinical trial phase and molecular target. Specific information about each medicine includes illustrations of the target pathway and, when available, video of the pipeline compound's method of action.
"With LillyOncologyPipeline.com, the healthcare professional will now have immediate access to detailed information on our diverse oncology pipeline," added White. "We hope that this will foster not only greater awareness of our potential medicines, but also spark innovative collaborations that ultimately change the world of cancer care."
Note: The safety and efficacy of the agents under investigation have not been established. There is no guarantee that the agents will receive regulatory approval and become commercially available for the uses being investigated.
About Lilly Oncology
For more than four decades, Lilly Oncology, a division of Eli Lilly and Company, has been dedicated to delivering innovative solutions that improve the care of people living with cancer. Because no two cancer patients are alike, Lilly Oncology is committed to developing novel treatment approaches. To learn more about Lilly's commitment to cancer, please visit www.LillyOncology.com.
About Eli Lilly and Company
Lilly, a leading innovation-driven corporation, is developing a growing portfolio of pharmaceutical products by applying the latest research from its own worldwide laboratories and from collaborations with eminent scientific organizations. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Lilly provides answers — through medicines and information — for some of the world's most urgent medical needs.
Source: Eli Lilly & Co.