"Buddies" for clinical trials

Stowe Boyd says the center of the universe is the buddy list. Well, that might be especially true for colon cancer clinical trial participants. A new kind of mentoring program has been announced by the Colon Cancer Alliance.

Colon cancer patients considering participation in a clinical trial can
now access a first-of-its-kind peer-to-peer support system, the Buddy
Program, the Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) announced today. As a result
of this innovation, an experienced mentor will provide guidance to
newly diagnosed patients about how to prepare for clinical trials and
understand the process. The announcement comes as the CCA marks the
seventh Annual National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March.