Patient Resources and Support

Finding information about developments in cancer treatment and care can feel like drinking from a fire hose. Here are some resources, specifically for patients and caregivers, to simplify the process of finding good, reliable information:

“At Ignyta, we find nothing more satisfying than diagnostically testing a patient on our Trailblaze Pharos assay, finding them eligible for one of our clinical studies, such as STARTRK-2, then offering them hope through treatment with one of our proprietary investigational cancer drugs, such as entrectinib.”

Zachary Hornby  Ignyta’s Chief Operating Officer

Glossary of Cancer Terms

Click on a glossary term to open up its definition.

Adverse event
Clinical trial
Diagnostic testing
Fusion gene
Gene rearrangement
Investigational drug
Molecular testing
Next Generation Sequencing
Study site
Trial site
Tumor Biopsy

Cancer Patient Advocacy Groups and Support Organizations

Ignyta collaborates with patient organizations who are committed to meeting the educational, research, and support needs of patients, families, and caregivers affected by cancer. Below are a few that we are working with:

To learn more about how you can partner with Ignyta to benefit people living with cancer, please contact 1-844-STARTRK (782-7875) (U.S. only) or email

Other Cancer Websites

  • FDA Primer on Clinical Trials
  • National Cancer Institute resources for cancer clinical trials – An excellent site, with good information for patients who are newly diagnosed or desire more detailed information. Important links include:
    • NIH Cancer Moonshot Initiative – From page: “During his State of the Union address on January 12, 2016, President Barack Obama announced the establishment of a Cancer Moonshot to accelerate cancer research. The initiative—led by Vice President Joe Biden—aims to make more therapies available to more patients, while also improving our ability to prevent cancer and detect it at an early stage.”
    • NIH Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel
  • – A governmental website with information about all currently active (and future) clinical trials. This link goes to specific information about currently active Ignyta clinical trials, but the site has a wealth of other information, as well.

Cancer Clinical Trials

Ignyta’s Patient Guide to Clinical Trials includes information and options for patients including safety, efficacy, and links to study enrollment materials. Learn how Ignyta makes the clinical trials process easier for patients and caregivers.

Patient Stories

At Ignyta, we are humbled by the patients who choose to partner with us in these trials, and we present their stories as a tribute and a promise to keep working, keep fighting, until we reach our goals. Read our patient stories.