PatientsLikeMe and the nonprofit Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP), which was founded by research metrics guru and Centerwatch founder Ken Getz, have formed a partnership with Sanofi to raise awareness about the benefits of participating in clinical trials. The partnership will focus on spotlighting “Medical Heroes” (those who “give the gift of their participation in clinical trials” to advance medical knowledge); increasing patient awareness about clinical trial opportunities; and advancing PatientsLikeMe’s mission to accelerate research by analyzing patients’ real-world disease experiences.
The partnership will utilize the PatientsLikeMe’s Clinical Trial Awareness tool to match patients with relevant Sanofi clinical trials and CISCRP’s educational materials to inform patients and their support network about the clinical research process.
As part of this collaboration, the clinical trial tool on PatientsLikeMe will become part of Sanofi’s clinical trial recruitment process for a range of conditions, including asthma, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and oncology. Additionally, the partners will work together to raise awareness among doctors of the benefits of clinical trials for their patients.
“Tens of thousands of people are actively engaged in monitoring their health and sharing their experiences on PatientsLikeMe,” says PatientsLikeMe Co-founder and Chairman Jamie Heywood. “They’re not just helping each other, but contributing directly to research. They are heroes in the truest sense, ideal partners for medical discovery, and the best source for real-world, real-time evidence.”