Cancer Clinical Trials 101 Submitted by Kristin Kipping-Johnson, Research Assistant with University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital According to the most recent American Cancer Society statistics, the lifetime risk of a woman (living in the United States) developing cancer is approximately 1 in 3. While the numbers can be intimidating – advances in cancer detection, prevention, and treatment are being made…
Cancer Clinical Trials: Why are they important?
Cancer clinical trials are research studies that involve real patients and can offer a new best practice or late-breaking strategy to help fight cancer. They also empower patients and their families by offering another option for cancer care with the guidance and safety of a team of experts including doctors and clinical research team members. It’s important to note that every modern-day therapy for cancer patients…
Why Clinical Trials Are Important
Medical oncologist Dana Rathkopf explains why clinical trials are so important, and what people need to know before enrolling in a trial.
What is a Clinical Trial?
Clinical Trials at Texas Heart Institute Texas Heart Institute (THI) conducts research through clinical trials as part of our mission to improve heart health. The trials conducted at THI are designed to test the safety and effectiveness of innovative new treatments and medications for patients. Through clinical trials and patients who volunteer to participate in...
Immunotherapy and Clinical Trials...What Have You Got To Lose?
If you are considering starting a clinical trial, either because your doctor recommended it or because you or an advocate found a trial that seems appropriate, I have this easy advice: “GO FOR IT!” What have you got to lose? Trials are safe, well researched and documented. You, as a patient, are monitored and cared for like you never thought possible. You have so much to gain!
Part 3: What are the Phases of Clinical Trials?
The goal of clinical trials is to determine if new treatments, drugs and care-delivery processes are safe and effective. Discovery and data collected from clinical research studies impacts patient care, here and now, while also informing future generations with the hope of achieving better outcomes. But clinical studies do not happen overnight, and in fact, …
Emory’s Stroke Rehabilitation Clinical Trial Chosen as Top International Trial
At Emory, clinical trials are at the core of our mission and we are proud to offer them to our patients. Groundbreaking scientific advances and medical treatments available today have been made possible because of volunteer participation in clinical trials and research. In fact, one of the thousands of clinical trials conducted at Emory was …
FirstHealth to Recognize Clinical Trials Awareness Day: Monday, May 20
| Date Posted: 5/6/2019 Matt Sherer PINEHURST-The opportunity to take part in clinical trials is something that most community hospitals are not able to offer their patients However, at FirstHealth of the Carolinas, the clinical trials program, which has been in existence for more than 25 years, provides local access to state-of-the-art medicine According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, clinical trials are scientifically controlled studies of the…
Clinical trials: Why they matter and how 12 sailors started it all
We often talk about clinical trials as the future of medicine — and rightly so — but let’s take a moment to appreciate their past. It might surprise you to learn that the first clinical
Proton therapy can offer fewer side effects for breast cancer patients
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women. One in 8 women will develop breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. But, there are new options available to reduce side effects of treatment and increase survival rates Here, Peter Y. Chen, M.D. , a Beaumont Health radiation oncologist, answers questions about breast cancer and explains a treatment option that often has fewer…
to a breast cancer patient
A Kennedy Cancer Center social worker and a breast cancer survivor discuss how to speak to those diagnosed with the disease.
Approaching Truth: Clinical Trials Test What We Think We Know
The first-known controlled clinical trial was conducted on the British Royal Navy ship Salisbury in 1747. The ship’s surgeon, a Scotsman named James Lind, was shocked by how many sailors were sick …
The medical research gender gap: how excluding women from clinical trials is hurting our health
When it comes to health research, large gender gaps limit how much we know about the difference between women’s health and men’s
Kirt’s Story: How a Clinical Trial for a Rare Tumor Gave Me a New
A clinical trial led by MSK sarcoma expert Mrinal Gounder has shown promising results for treating desmoid tumors.
Summertime Tips for Cancer Patients
If you or someone you love is living with cancer, heat, sun, and outside activities can present challenges and trigger side effects of treatment. It’s important to take extra precautions to stay safe.
What Not to Say to a Cancer Patient
We asked, you answered! While most people mean well and have great intentions, finding the right words to say to a cancer patient can be challenging.
Researchers study how Metformin could treat cancer patients
CINCINNATI (Liz Bonis) - A breakthrough trial at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine could give patients fighting cancer new hope.This trial is looking at a pill many people already take to manange certain conditions related to hormones such
How Research Saved My Life
Two-time cancer survivor, Elyse NeMoyer, explains how research helped save her life.
How to respond to breast cancer patients
When a family or friend is diagnosed with breast cancer, it can be hard to know how to respond. After all, no one wants to say the wrong thing and upset
Should Cancer Patients Avoid Soy?
According to historical documents and archaeological finds, soybeans were first cultivated sometime in the 11th century BC in the eastern half of northern China, and soy has remained an important part of Asian diets ever since. Soy was first introduced to the United States in the mid-1700s.