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Vince R
Mon Feb 15, 2010, 12:31 PM
Hello everyone,

I contacted the American Cancer Society this weekend.
It was very informative.
They puy me in contact with the Clinical trial dept.
I ask for any non chemo, non radiation trials within 250 miles of my zip code.
within 24 hours they E-mailed me three trial information packet.
1 @ Johns Hopkins Univerty
1 @ Cleveland Clinic foundation
and 1- 20 miles away in Pittsburgh. PA
REMEMBER;
you CAN recover from Chemo
YOU CANNOT RECOVER FROM RADATION
I also found on the web site under Comp. & Alternative Therapies many
interesting Treatments
Please Check it out

God Bless
VinceR

Neil Cuadra
Tue Feb 16, 2010, 12:19 AM
Every therapy can carry risks, as can having no therapy at all. It's very individual and personal preference is a factor. My wife recovered from chemotherapy and radiation; together they saved her life. Other choices, including clinical trials, may suit other patients. To get on a clinical trial patients have to meet the trial criteria, which is why it takes a little "shopping" to find trials that they are eligible for. Sometimes getting on a trial also depends on your ability and willingness to travel.

As Vince says, the American Cancer Society (ACS) provides useful information about the choices for patients.

Some of the ACS information pages:
Clinical Trials (http://www.cancer.org/docroot/ETO/ETO_6.asp)
Complementary and Alternative Therapies (http://www.cancer.org/docroot/ETO/ETO_5.asp)
Chemotherapy (http://www.cancer.org/docroot/ETO/content/ETO_1_2X_Chemotherapy_What_It_Is_How_It_Helps.asp)
Radiation (http://www.cancer.org/docroot/ETO/eto_1_3_Radiation_Therapy.asp)
Immunotherapy (http://www.cancer.org/docroot/ETO/eto_1_3_Immunotherapy.asp)
Transplantation (http://www.cancer.org/docroot/ETO/eto_1_3_Bone_Marrow.asp)

triumphe64
Tue Feb 16, 2010, 01:18 PM
Try this site.

http://clinicaltrials.gov/