Experimental Cancer Trial Finder - Sponsor Information

Helping to drive trial recruitment by easily and innovatively matching patients to early phase clinical trials within the ECMC network.

What is the EC Trial Finder?

The objective of the EC Trial Finder is to provide clinical staff within the ECMC Network access to an accurate up to date trial database to search for suitable trials and initiate patient recruitment referral discussions between Centres.

Who will have access to the EC Trial Finder?

Access to the EC Trial Finder will be restricted to clinical staff in the ECMC network (those responsible for matching patients to suitable clinical trials). Controlled access will be achieved by limiting individual user accounts and their associated log in credentials (one user account per unique email address) to clinical staff within the ECMC network.

What trials are in scope of the EC Trial Finder?

  • Trials open and in set up in the ECMC network
  • Adult and paediatric trials
  • Phase 0, I, I/II, non-randomized phase II oncology trials
  • Early experimental trials including imaging trials that involve prognostic biomarkers and chemoprevention trials

Benefits of including your trial to EC Trial Finder

  • Visibility of your sponsored trial information across the ECMC clinical network
  • Increased opportunity for patient referrals
  • Increased opportunity to enhance patient recruitment volumes
  • Increased opportunity to improve patient recruitment timelines
  • Increased opportunity to improve patient referrals and recruitment for trials that can be hard to recruit to, i.e. stratified trials low patient population

What is different about EC Trial Finder?

EC Trial Finder is serving the need raised by the clinical network by providing a single source/central location of actively recruiting clinical trials which are kept up-to-date and accurate. The power of the ECMC network is utilised in the data collection: monthly trial information updates are submitted directly by the local NHS Location EC Trial Finder coordinator, assuring that the database stays accurate. The search and filtering functionality is custom designed allowing faster way to quickly identify suitable trials. The database includes updated contact details of the recruiting site, enabling users to quickly contact the site to gather further information and determine whether their patients may be eligible and gauge slot availability.

How to get your trial to the database?
We have created a blanket approval which enables all your current and future trials to be included to EC Trial Finder without separate approval request from each ECMC site. To make sure that we can include your trials to EC Trial Finder as quickly as possible and speed up and streamline the process of contacting sponsor, Please find the Sponsor Blanket Approval form attached and get in touch with EC Trial Finder Programme Coordinators Siru Virtanen ECTrialFinder@cancer.org.uk Any early phase oncology trial which is open in the ECMC Network can be included.

What information is included?
The trial information that is published at the EC Trial Finder has been designed after investigations into what data is publicly available on external registers. It includes high-level trial information, and does not include any patient or confidential information. EC Trial Finder’s aim is to support study recruitment and act as a tool for clinicians to help find suitable trials for their patients. Please see further details in the attacked FAQ and approval template.