Will you explain about a clinical trial?

OF COURSE I WILL!

So glad you asked.

  1. Clinical trials are research studies that explore whether a medical strategy, treatment, or device is safe and effective for humans. These studies also may show which medical approaches work best for certain illnesses or groups of people.

Clinical trials are classified by Phase numbers. We will talk about a Phase II trial:

“Phase II clinical trials provide more detailed information about the safety of the treatment, in addition to evaluating how well it works. These clinical trials focus on finding out whether the new treatment works for a specific cancer, which may be measured by a decrease in tumor size or through blood tests. Phase II clinical trials take about two years to complete and usually involve about 20 to 40 people”

I will HOPEFULLY be participating in a phase II clinical trial.

This one to be specific; https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02091141

My husband and I are driving down to Cincinnati on Thursday and I will have a couple of appointments on Friday to do medical testing and paperwork and assuming nothing crazy or unexpected happens I will start on this trial the next week.

I am anxious, and excited, and happy to be starting back on chemo, especially one that has the potential to be so helpful to me.

I am glad they finally called me and got everything scheduled. It took two weeks longer than it was supposed to and I held my breath the whole time. Not a good thing for lung cancer! And a cold. Knowing those tumors are just sitting in there growing unchecked is maddening.

According to everything I’ve read if this therapy works for me it should work very very well.

I will go back on the every three weeks chemo schedule, the only difference is I while have to drive four hours for the chemo appointment.

Wish me Luck!

 

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4 thoughts on “Will you explain about a clinical trial?

  1. So everyone in the trial gets the real medicine? That has been on my mind.

    I have everything crossed – fingers, toes, arms and legs.

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