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Ellie_E
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Has anyone taken part in a clinical trial?

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K_ann1015
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Joined: Aug 2009

Elle,
My dad did take part in a chemo-radiation combo clinical trial at Duke Med Ctr. It seemed that it was more aggressive than the standard routine, but was specific to his cancer. Actually, now that i think about it, I think that it was going to be offered somewhere in Boston too because the er having such good results with it at Duke.

Here is a site that you should look into: http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/learning (It is the National Cancer Institute). I can tell you more about my dad's RX if you are interested, but usually you need to be at a big teaching hospital that sees a lot of esophageal cancer to do them. Have the Dr's you've seen suggested one?

I think it's scary because you have to really trust the Dr's, but on the other hand you get a chance at possibly at the latest medical treatments...
Get LOTs of info ---and pray for wisdom & guidance....then quietly wait for answers...
hang in there Elle!
Kim

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Betty in Vegas
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Joined: Jul 2009

Two or three that regarded proton therapy and one chemo trial. Trials can be very good because you can be getting tomorrow's meds today.

Betty

oriontj
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Joined: Jul 2009

Yes my husband has involving Erbitux along with 2 other chemo drugs and radiation. He was fortunate to have it...

jan

oriontj
Posts: 390
Joined: Jul 2009

Yes my husband has involving Erbitux along with 2 other chemo drugs and radiation. He was fortunate to have it...

jan

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