• Cancer Research Institute

    Asked by Skyemberr on Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    Cancer Research Institute

    I've been invited to a day long event by CRI to discuss my eligibility to be in clinical trials.

    They even gave me a person to be a trial navigator. I filled out their questionnaire.

    Does anyone have experience with cancer research institute? Should I be wary? MD Anderson was not aware they were having this event at another nearby hospital.

    I'm not even sure how I got on the list, but it they are genuine I'm certainly not complaining.

    6 Answers from the Community

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    • po18guy's Avatar

      A quick web search turned this up: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cancer_Research_Institute
      As I see it, you have nothing to lose by attending. Just don't sign anything! :-D
      Any and all information regarding clinical trials is good. I, for one, am a huge supporter of trials, as they are the reason I am here today. Well, that, and my DW, tons of prayer and several other factors, but you get the gist of it.

      4 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      For sure, it can't be much other than a good thing! Take it in and see what's to offer that may help you. Please let us know what you find out. Others always need information like this to know what to expect. Thanks for sharing.

      4 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      I do. I've done some of their seminars with them and did an online video with them. They are really awesome. I don't have anything but good things to say about them.

      4 months ago
    • lo15's Avatar

      I do not have experience with that facility but my husband is in a trial at DF and he also has a navigator and a PA from the trial at every appointment in addition to his normal Dr. We had numerous appointments with different Doctors, tests, questionnaire's etc. Been on it for two months, let you know next month what the thoughts are. He feels very sick since he has been on it but all the side effects are from one of the meds being giving. His opinion on it is, he is healthy enough to be in the study , who knows how long that will last, lets go for it!!

      4 months ago
    • NoLiver's Avatar

      I have studied the trials, where they are available, and what studies I might be able to qualify for, just in case my 1st line of defense fails. I hope I don't have to use a trial, but on the other hand it's nice to know that there is sort of a safety net in case.

      4 months ago
    • Skyemberr's Avatar

      Yes, I'm happy to know someone is out there giving group invites to trial info because it seems like patients are almost left on their own to find trials sometimes.

      I'm happy to hear all of this positive info about CRI. I'll let you guys know if I find out anything interesting, and likewise will mention whatnext.com if I get a chance and am talking to the right person!

      4 months ago

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