• How do I find out about clinical trials in my area?

    Asked by cancervivor on Wednesday, December 19, 2012

    How do I find out about clinical trials in my area?

    Someone in my family has been diagnosed with lung cancer, and they say "inoperable" we want to look into every option. Have any of you gone through clinical trials, and how did you find them?

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    • Harry's Avatar

      Here's a link to a Clinical Trials site: http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/

      I would recommend that your family member get a second opinion. And, for a really tough cancer that ought to be a second opinion from one of the top cancer centers in the country. Here is a link to a US News & World Report article http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/rankings/cancer The clinical trials will probably be concentrated among the hospitals at the top of that list.

      over 5 years ago
    • Peroll's Avatar

      In addition to cli\nical trials,hich are usaually for new chemo drugs, you might want to broaden the scope and tyalk to Drs that do things like Radio Frequency Abalation, Cyber Knife or any of several new treatmens being offered. As Harry said seek out a research hospital or clinic that has connections to the broader cancer research community that can potentially get then into any trails going on anywhere in the country. Think big as possible to look for and find options. Good Luck!!!!!!

      over 5 years ago
    • carm's Avatar

      Your best bet would be to go to centerwatch.com. Find the disease and then look for a trial. When you click on each trial they will list the locations by state. Good luck, Carm.

      over 5 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Have them ask their oncologist. Those sponsoring trials always provide info to area physicians.

      over 5 years ago
    • cancervivor's Avatar

      Thanks for the input everyone, we will start researching.

      over 5 years ago

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