CureLaucher, a US-based matching service for clinical trials, is extending its social-media reach through an exclusive partnership with the Treatment Diaries network.

Treatment Diaries is a private social network for people living with illness, newly diagnosed or caring for someone with a medical condition. It enables them to share experiences and treatment options with people in similar circumstances

Under the partnership, Treatment Diaries members and visitors will be directed to, where specially trained relationship managers can help people to find a clinical study that may offer access to a new diagnostic test, treatment or rehabilitative approach.

While nearly 200 million Americans have a chronic disease such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma or cancer, fewer than 5% of them know where to find new treatments through clinical trials, according to the Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP).

“Partnering with CureLauncher compliments our mission,” said Amy Ohm, founder and chief executive officer of Treatment Diaries.

“We work to connect people to support them through the treatment experience, and CureLauncher helps find people new treatments matching their unique goals and conditions,” Ohm explained.

“It is this personalised support from each of our organizations that empowers people.”