Atlantic Health System has launched a new web site that provides information about open and enrolling clinical trials and research studies across Atlantic Health System medical centers. The tablet and smartphone-friendly web site, www.atlantichealth.org/research, features a search tool that allows visitors to easily find trials based on disease area, keywords and the name of physicians conducting trials.
Atlantic Health System, which includes Morristown, Overlook, Chilton and Newton Medical Centers, all in New Jersey, has an enduring research history with primary areas focused on cardiology, oncology, neurology and pediatric endocrinology and gastroenterology. Morristown and Overlook participate in clinical trials to treat different types of heart disease, advanced cancers, including women's cancers and melanoma skin cancer, and movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease.
Clinical trials provide patients with early access to promising new treatments and are considered the highest standard of care. In addition to treatment trials, Atlantic Health System medical centers routinely participate in screening studies in an effort to adopt a preventative approach to medicine that helps catch disease in its earliest stage.
"We want to create a platform that helps both patients and doctors identify available clinical trial options at our hospitals," said Eric Whitman, M.D., FACS, medical director of Atlantic Center for Research, Carol G. Simon Cancer Centers and the Atlantic Melanoma Center.