Nearly half of those who survive a stroke end up with a permanent disability severe enough that they need help to get through daily life. But a clinical trial testing a new approach to restoring movement to patients paralyzed by stroke is showing some early promise.
If you have been diagnosed with cancer you probably have thought about joining a clinical trial. But if you’re like most patients, you have questions.
Selecting the right trial is not an easy process for those involved. It’s certainly not easy for the patient, who is trying to navigate the complicated decision-making process. It’s not easy for many doctors either.
Immunotherapy — drugs that use your body’s immune system to kill diseases — has become an important tool for treating some types of cancer. And now, people with advanced bladder cancer have an immunotherapy option.
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A drug recently approved to slow the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS) also may help some people in the early stages of the disease to reverse some physical disability, new research suggests.
People have a lot of misconceptions about cancer clinical research trials. They might think patients mostly take sugar pills instead of receiving actual treatment. Or they may think clinical research studies are only for people who have no other options. Learn the truth.
Thanks to participants in clinical trials, health care providers can save more lives every day and continue to improve national healthcare practice standards.
If you are a cancer patient, has your doctor asked if you would be interested in joining a clinical trial? You might be wondering if you should get involved.
The uncomfortable reality is this: No one knows how long any one person will live, and patients don’t have expiration dates that answer this question.
We have very good treatments for some conditions — but unfortunately, not for all. We need to develop new therapies to help patients who do not achieve the maximum benefit from available drugs. That’s one reason to consider volunteering for a clinical trial.