GlaxoSmithKline has teamed up with MedTrust Online, a US-based provider of specialist data and technology to oncologists, to launch CancerTrialsApp, described as “the first free geolocating cancer clinical trials application” for the Apple iPhone and iPad.

The application enables cancer doctors to find and share with their patients information about experimental therapies in clinical trials. It includes a quick search menu based on 12 common cancers as well as more advanced features that refine searches based on criteria such as gender, age or trial status.

Once the relevant trials have been found, the results can be mapped relative to the location of the iPhone or iPad running the application, the companies note.

CancerTrials App is the first release of a mobile application for several platforms that connects to MedTrust Online’s proprietary databases of oncology information at Solutions for RIM’s Blackberry and Google’s Android operating systems will be launched over the coming months.