This week, our list of intriguing articles you must read, discuss Asian clinical trials standards, TrialReach , and a new breath test that may spot lung cancer.

1.  TrialReach is hoping to make clinical trial information more widely available, giving patients the opportunity to make decisions on their own.  Their central database will make it easier for patients struggling with all kinds of diseases to find trials and to understand whether they can participate.

2.  The number of clinical trials in Asia is climbing rapidly which also means CROs face many challenges to ensure materials are handled correctly.

3.  Researchers have developed a breathalyzer that can detect lung cancer and assess whether it is early or advanced, according to findings presented this weekend at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago.