Broaden your treatment options with Oncoshot's free trial matching tool
Oncoshot leverages the advancements in global clinical trial registries and translates complex trial requirements into a customised and focused solution that is useful and actionable for both patients and oncologists. Since our solution is focused on the very specific and nuanced domain of cancer, our search methodology allows for high-value results which are meaningful. With an overview of highly relevant trials, you can use Oncoshot as your personal roadmap to chart your cancer treatment plan with the support of your medical team.
Find the right cancer clinical trials for your specific condition
Oncoshot is best used as a profile-based search that prioritises clinical trials by the extent to which your profile matches with each specific trial’s eligibility criteria.
You can use the user-friendly questionnaire to create your patient profile - providing relevant details such as your cancer type, cancer stage, ongoing treatments, location, etc. You can contact Oncoshot support staff if you require assistance with filling up any part of the same questionnaire.
Because we are cancer-focused, you can now use powerful filters that allow you to specifically review cancer-specific interventions such as immunotherapy, precision medicine, and radiotherapy, which may be of particular interest to you.
Explore cancer clinical trial options broadly
At a basic level, you can always use Oncoshot to manually explore the different cancer clinical trial options based on diagnosis. Even this broad approach is likely to offer more help than current available tools as our cancer-specific filters (as mentioned above) are still available to help you organise your trial results better.
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Seek a second opinion from Oncoshot's partner oncologists
How Oncoshot’s second opinion service works
Oncoshot helps connect you with leading oncologists from our partner private cancer hospital, Curie Oncology, in Singapore. You can use our patient-to-trial matching tool for free to find suitable clinical trials, and subsequently pay a fee to receive expert recommendations on a treatment plan. We also offer paid plans that include tele-consultation sessions with a doctor from our panel of experts. If you have any questions about our service, please drop us an email at email@example.com
Why should I seek a second opinion if I have been diagnosed with cancer?
Seeking a second opinion can offer you reassurance that you have the right diagnosis - especially if the cancer in question is rare - and help you make better informed choices on your cancer treatment journey. Speaking to a different expert can offer you new perspectives and open up your full landscape of treatment options, some of which may be offered in clinical trials. This is especially pertinent for patients living in rural areas. who only have access to hospitals that may not see a large volume of cancer patients.
What to bear in mind before seeking a second opinion
It is important to note that seeking a second opinion doesn’t mean you are undermining the expertise of your primary physician, who you can continue to be treated by concurrently. In fact, a collaborative approach to cancer care is implemented by large hospitals where cancer experts routinely review and discuss cancer cases and courses of treatment together.
It is advisable to share with your primary physician your plans to seek a second opinion, as this is a common practice among patients. It is generally not considered bad etiquette to seek a second medical opinion. You may also want to check with your insurance company on whether your coverage includes second opinion consultations, and the extent of this.
Things to prepare before your appointment to seek a second opinion
Gather copies of all your relevant medical records - These include all test results including imaging tests, a copy of your pathology report from any biopsy and hospital discharge summary if you have been admitted. You may be asked to sign a release form giving permission for your records and test results to be shared.
Prepare a summary of your doctor’s current treatment plan - This includes a list of drugs that you have been prescribed, along with their doses and details of when you took them, as some drugs can have long-term side effects and may affect your new treatment plan.
Take notes during your consultations with your primary physician - These will serve as good reference points for the doctor with whom you are seeking a second opinion. Do not hesitate to ask for pamphlets or other resources about the information your primary physician has shared with you, so you can review this carefully to make an informed decision.