Mesothelioma UK has launched a mobile app to provide mesothelioma patients and healthcare professionals with easy access to up-to-date information on UK-wide clinical trials.
The app, available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, provides general information about trials including different types and phases, things to consider before joining a trial and how to join.
Patients can then search for a trial which is suitable for their type and stage of mesothelioma. The app will tell patients everything they need to know including eligibility and exclusion criteria, treatment schedule, location and contact information.
Mesothelioma UK Clinical Nurse Specialist and Team Leader, Leah Taylor said: “For several years Mesothelioma UK has produced a quarterly update on the UK clinical trials along with our magazine, but we’re excited to provide the app as it will give patients instant access to the latest information. We will continue the paper copy for those who prefer it, but we hope that many patients will download the app to have the updates at their fingertips.
“Clinical trials are vital if we are to make advances in the treatment and care of mesothelioma. While there is currently no cure for the disease, we are making great progress in terms of treatment and patients taking part in clinical trials play a crucial role in that research.”
The free app can be downloaded in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store by searching ‘Mesothelioma UK’.