To help physicians locate clinical trials or research studies that may be appropriate for their patients, the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research has launched the Clinical Trials and Research Studies website at www.kpstudysearch.kaiser.org.
To search for clinical trials or research studies conducted by Kaiser Permanente Northern California investigators, simply type descriptive words, phrases or medical conditions into the search box and click the “SEARCH” button.
The Division’s study search Web portal provides a convenient single site for Kaiser Permanente clinicians and members to determine if there is an active clinical trial for a particular disease or condition being conducted by Kaiser Permanente Northern California, according to Alan Go, MD, acting director of the Division of Research, who led the team that developed the site.
Lou Fehrenbacher, MD, medical program director of the Oncology Clinical Trials Central Office for Kaiser Permanente Northern California, explains that the KP Study Search site also has a link to TrialCheck, which helps physicians and doctors locate adult cancer clinical trials.
At Kaiser Permanente Northern California’s publicly accessible study search website, members as well as Kaiser Permanente physicians can:
- Search for studies by clinical area
- Ask to be notified by email when new studies in an area of interest are added
- Visit related sites such as Clinical Trials.gov and TrialCheck for adult cancer clinical trials being conducted at Kaiser Permanente in Northern California. (TrialCheck.org is also available on the home page of every oncologist with Kaiser Permanente Northern California).
“We deliberately made it a public site,” said Dr. Go, “because clinical trials are a pivotal way to advance clinical knowledge and improve the health of our members and the communities we serve.”