In an effort to provide a valuable tool for doctors, researchers and cancer patients, our team at the Cancer Guide Research Foundation (CGRF) has spent thousands of hours building the world’s largest online database of conventional and integrative cancer treatment studies and clinical trials.
Our research library saves doctors and scientists time by providing relevant information about cancer related studies and clinical trials in an easy-to-use app. For patients and caregivers, it provides a resource that empowers them to be knowledgeable about their diagnosis and proactive in their treatment.
Our team has spent thousands of hours gathering and organizing cancer related data
It’s a lot of work and takes time to find relevant science-based information that is specific to a cancer patients needs. Our work has made that process much easier for doctors and patients.
Why We Did It
The goal of our app is to act as a personal PhD that is scouring PubMed and researching the patient’s specific type of cancer, medical history, and preferences to deliver the most relevant scientific studies and clinical trials available for the situation.
We thrive on helping patients be confident and take control in making research-informed decisions while choosing their perfect personalized treatment approach.
What It Does
We have curated, tagged, categorized, and organized cancer data and paired it with technology that helps to educate the cancer patient to have more meaningful conversations with their doctor about their treatment options.
We’ve also added easy to understand summaries of the studies written in such a way that the cancer patient can easily comprehend and share the research.
Simplifying the Science with a Grading System
We have also developed a proprietary grading system that complements the app by providing an unbiased evaluation of research topics based on current, peer-reviewed research evidence. We look at the science and make a grade determination based on our stringent process to provide a basic, straightforward assessment that provides a quick reference for doctors and easy understanding for patients.
We’re Looking for Testers
Our research app has recently completed the initial design and development phase of the project. We are currently looking for candidates to test the app and provide feedback. The tester’s feedback will help us map out the next phase of the project and fix any bugs. We hope to launch the app publicly summer of 2021.
If you are interested in becoming a beta-tester, fill out the form in the blue section below. All candidates must meet the following criteria:
- Be a Doctor actively treating cancer patients
- Be willing to use the app regularly over a three month period
- Be willing to provide feedback regarding problems and/or suggested improvements
By the way, if you would like to support or continued efforts to improve and expand our research app, please consider donating.
Interested in our Research App?
If you have a question or would like to know more about the app, please fill out the form below and we will follow up with you, as soon as possible.
Students involved in our Research Database:
Jianji Chen – PhD candidate at MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston
Erin Atkinson – PhD candidate at MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston
Nikhil Chakravarty – Undergraduate student at UC Irvine
Sadeepa Bulathsinhala – Undergraduate student at UC Irvine
Rhea Shisodia -Undergraduate student at UC Irvine
Richard Slife – Undergraduate student at UC Irvine
Christina Nowicki – PhD Candidate at Rush University
Natasha Ferguson – PhD Candidate at Rush University
Varun Swaminarayan – MS Candidate at Rush University
Yeemon Han – MS Candidate at Rush University