patientACCESS lowers the barriers preventing complete access to the most up-to-date, cutting-edge, peer-reviewed scholarly research for patients and caregivers.


What is patientACCESS?  A patient or caregiver finds a useful scholarly journal abstract or reference using online searches.  Access to the full non-summarized article is granted through a simple link via RightsLink™ if the journal is included in the pilot project.  A one-time registration process is used to identify the patient or caregiver to the journal websites. The full article can then be emailed to the requestor.  The patient or caregiver can then print the article for further study and share the article with a trusted healthcare professional.

The participating publishers are the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Elsevier, SAGE, Wiley and Wolters Kluwer.