About this service
To fight head and neck cancer, you need to know all of your treatment options. This is a free, confidential, personalized service that helps you understand which clinical trials may be an option for you. Clinical trials are offered at all stages and have a natural place in head and neck cancer treatment.
How does the service work?
A Clinical Trial Navigator is available to guide you through the clinical trial matching and referral process to see if you are a match to any clinical trials open in the national database. At your request, the Navigator will notify you when a new site or a new clinical trial opens that matches your profile.
Start your search online
Fill out the questionnaire and review your answers with a Clinical Trial Navigator who will make sure you are successfully connected with the clinical trials and locations that match your specific diagnosis, stage and treatment history. We recommend that you explore clinical trial options each time you have to make a treatment decision. Request a call if you need assistance.
Thank you for using the Head and Neck Cancer Study Locator.
EmergingMed is the nation’s leading innovator for solutions to manage the complexities of finding, matching and referring people to clinical trials. Since 2000, EmergingMed has helped over 210,000 cancer patients, caregivers and health professionals search for clinical trials. For more information, visit www.emergingmed.com or request a call.
Thank you for submitting this request for information about cancer clinical trial opportunities.
A Clinical Trial Navigator will contact you within one business day.
The call center's hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm eastern time, Monday to Friday, excluding holidays.
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The personal information we collect helps us to provide the best possible information on clinical trial options.
EmergingMed is solely responsible for collecting and storing all personally identifiable information provided by visitors to our matching and referral service, either through www.EmergingMed.com or through one of our syndication partners.
We collect information from you in four distinct areas:
The information we collect in these areas is limited to the information that you choose to share with us. The information is stored in the EmergingMed database until you decide to delete it.
1. To protect your privacy, our Create a Username and Password form can be filled out anonymously, meaning that no personal or identifying information is required. Email addresses are optional, unless you request to be notified when there are updates to the EmergingMed clinical trials database (which you can do by clicking the appropriate box). For maximum protection, we keep this information within our secure, password-protected environment.
2. The Create a Patient Profile form can also be filled out anonymously. Users can make up a name for themselves, their loved ones, or patients. Zip codes are required for matching to a clinical trial site. If you are filling out the questionnaire for someone else, we do not need to know that person's identity and we ask you to keep their identity confidential as well. EmergingMed cannot be held responsible for any personal disclosure regarding this information by you to any third party.
3. You may communicate with EmergingMed through ContactUs@EmergingMed.com or by calling (within the US) 1.877.601.8601, extension 201, or (outside the US) 001.212.679.0072, extension 201. You will receive a response to your call or email within two (2) business days.
4. Only when you match to a clinical trial and decide to submit your interest in one or more trials to EmergingMed will we ask for your name, address, phone number, and email address. Contact information is collected on the Submitting an Application page and used by EmergingMed staff to facilitate communication between you and the trial coordinator. EmergingMed will not give your contact information directly to trial coordinators. Neither will we call you unless you grant us permission (which you can do by clicking the appropriate box and providing your phone number). Once communication takes place between you and EmergingMed, either by phone or through this website, we will assist you in contacting the clinical trial coordinator. You may revoke your permission at any time, and EmergingMed will immediately and permanently cease to follow-up with you.
Please keep in mind that in some instances the range of services available to users is tied to the information provided. Therefore, if you choose not to provide certain information or provide information on an anonymous basis, some services may not be available for your full use.
EmergingMed keeps all your personal information confidential on a password-protected system. No other user can view or change your information without your Username and Password. EmergingMed puts you, the user, in control of your personal information. Your information is saved until you edit, update or delete it. You can edit, update or delete information that you have provided by sending an email to ContactUs@EmergingMed.com or by calling toll-free (within the US) 1.877.601.8601, extension 201, or (outside the US) 001.212.679.0072, extension 201.
EmergingMed wants your personal information to remain as secure as reasonably possible. That is why we have a system at EmergingMed that combines leading technical safeguards and a code of conduct for those employees that are permitted to access our users' personal information. On the technical side, EmergingMed uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to encrypt and protect your information while in transit between your computer and EmergingMed's secure server to help ensure the integrity and privacy of the personal information you provide to us. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
EmergingMed is owned and operated by Final Four Health Solutions, LLC and is headquartered at 2605 Meridian Parkway, Durham, NC, 27713, United States of America. EmergingMed controls all personal data gathered via its own web site (www.emergingmed.com) as well as through its services embedded on all partner websites. All data is secured in a tier 1 hosting facility which is located in Lake Zurich, Illinois in the United States. Data-related questions should be directed to Courtney Hudson, EmergingMed's Corporate Privacy Officer, at 1.877.601.8601 extension 212 (within the US), or (outside the US) 001.212.679.0072, extension 212.
In order to provide you with a secure online experience, you will automatically be logged off of this service if there is no activity for 45 minutes. To continue, you will need to log in again, using your Username and Password.
To change your password or email contact information or to delete your username and all the files associated with that username, send an email to EmergingMed at ContactUs@EmergingMed.com or call (within the US) 1.877.601.8601, extension 224, or (outside the US) 001.212.679.0072, extension 224.
To update a patient profile (in case your condition or treatment history changes), click "saved patient profiles." Find the patient profile you wish to update and click "update" next to that profile. You will see all of the information you entered for that profile. You may change any of the answers and click "continue" to save the edited profile. When you have finished changing your patient profile, you may resubmit it for matching against the enrollment criteria for the clinical trials in the EmergingMed database. Or you may go back to review all of the patient profiles by clicking "saved patient profiles."
To delete a patient profile, go to "saved patient profiles," find the profile you wish to delete and click "delete" to the right of that patient profile. The information in that patient profile will no longer be available for matching to the enrollment criteria of the clinical trials in the EmergingMed database.
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EmergingMed does employ what are known as "session cookies" that allow you to move around the website without being forced to reselect a disease area. Those session cookies are deleted when you leave EmergingMed. They are not used to track and store personal information about you or your internet use.
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We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.
With your specific consent, EmergingMed may provide your personal information to third parties in order to assist you in finding a clinical trial that may be appropriate for you. Personal information will only be shared with third parties with your specific consent, and will be transmitted to those third parties using specialized encryption software, much like that used in a banking transaction. EmergingMed may also enclose personal information in a message sent to you through email or regular mail at your request. These messages -- which may take the form of a general update or a specific response to your questions -- will be sent to the email address or physical location you specify.
EmergingMed may provide non-identifying (aggregate) information about our users to third parties. For example, we might inform third parties about the number of users of our site who are interested in information about a particular disease category, or information about the number of users who live in a particular geographic region. We may also provide aggregate information to entities for the purpose of determining whether additional clinical trials are needed in a particular disease area. Depending on the circumstances, we may or may not charge third parties for the right to access this aggregate information.
Except as provided in this section, EmergingMed will not disclose to unrelated persons or entities any personal information that you provide to us. The Create a Username and Password and Patient Profile systems are powerful storage tools that we hope you will find useful. Please note, however, that you are responsible for taking all reasonable steps to ensure that no unauthorized person shall have access to your username and password or Patient Profile. It is your sole responsibility to: (1) control the dissemination and use of usernames and passwords; (2) authorize, monitor, and control access to and use of your usernames and passwords; and (3) promptly inform EmergingMed of any need to deactivate a username or password. You grant EmergingMed the right to receive, transmit, monitor, retrieve, store, and use your personal information, including information that may be privileged and confidential under applicable state and federal laws, in connection with the operation of or maintenance of your Patient Profile and account. EmergingMed cannot and does not assume any responsibility or liability related to the accuracy or inaccuracy of the information you provide to us. EmergingMed also cannot and does not assume any responsibility or liability related to your or third parties' use or misuse of information transmitted or received using EmergingMed.
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EmergingMed cannot and does not assume any responsibility or liability related to the accuracy or inaccuracy of the information you provide to us. EmergingMed also cannot and does not assume any responsibility or liability related to your use or misuse of information transmitted or received on the site.
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Revised: September 15, 2014