Big Pharma hasn’t exactly dived head first into the App Store, but GlaxoSmithKline is sponsoring a clinical trials app with MedTrust Online, called CancerTrials App. The app allows oncologists to find and share information on cancer clinical trials that could be relevant to their patients.
An app that allows patients to look up cancer clinical trials isn’t new. We even featured one in our top 10 free medical apps post a few months ago, called Drug Trials. The app is still free, allows you to filter results by using the native GPS on your phone, and provides a host of other features.
One of the main differences with this CancerTrials App is the usage of MedTrust Online’s proprietary databases of oncology information at www.oncocentric.com. Whereas The Drug Trails app uses data from clinicaltrials.gov.
It’ll be interesting to see the different information revealed using MedTrust Online’s databases. In the meantime, at the time of this post being published, the app has yet to show up in the iTunes store – from the press releases one would be left to believe the app was live in the App Store.