Announcing New Trial for Patients Fighting Advanced-Stage Cancers

Cancer clinical trials aim to improve the outlook for people with cancer.  Immunotherapy is treatment that uses certain parts of a person’s immune system to fight diseases.  Together, these approaches offer great promise in the fight against cancer. Although founded over 100 years ago, immunotherapy is still very much in its infancy.  As...


Lazarex Cancer Foundation Helps Patients Navigate Clinical Trials

What Are Clinical Trials? Clinical trials are scientific studies in which new treatments – drugs, diagnostic procedures, and other therapies – are tested in patients to determine if they are both safe and effective.  According to the National Cancer Institute, the benefits of participating in a clinical trial include: Trial participants have access to...


The 411 on Cancer Immunotherapy

  One of the most promising areas in cancer research and precision medicine today is “Immunotherapy“.  Credited as the first therapy ever proven to extend the lives of patients with metastatic melanoma, immunotherapy is changing the way some cancers are treated.   Here’s the dealio (as my daughter always says)…  Immunotherapy refers to a class of...

10 Biggest Cancer Clinical Trial Myths BUSTED

According to the National Cancer Institute, less than 5% of adult cancer patients sign up for cancer clinical trials.  But how is this possible if clinical trials are considered the backbone of medical research?  It may boil down to the fact that many people have misconceptions about what clinical trials are and how they operate.  In fact, I have...


Brain Tumor Clinical Trial Registries from All Over the World

  The International Brain Tumor Alliance (IBTA) has created a list of brain tumor clinical trial registries available online.  Although some of these resources are specific to brain tumors, others are not.  I am reposting this information as this listing is one of the most comprehensive that I have seen.  Thank you IBTA!...


Immunotherapy Clinical Trial Finder

  Immunotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that boosts the immune system’s fighting defenses to help the body destroy cancer cells.  Many clinical trials testing new and potentially promising “immunotherapies” are currently enrolling cancer patients in the United States and abroad.  To learn more about immunotherapy clinical trials or...


Top 10 Questions to Ask When Considering a Clinical Trial- part 2 of 2

  MEET GUEST BLOGGER Tory Zellick.  Tory Zellick, CMT blogs about careviging for The Huffington Post and has been a featured expert on CNN, ABC and NBC. When she was 18, Zellick was like every other high school graduate – until the day her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer....


Breast Cancer Treatment Turns Tumors Into ‘Balls of Ice’

Could freezing breast cancer tumors be a viable alternative to breast cancer surgery? Possibly.  A procedure called cryoablation  (a process that uses extreme cold to destroy or damage tissue) has been used for years to treat both malignant tumors (in lung, prostate, kidney & liver cancers) and other benign tumors.  Now,...


Finding & Researching Mesothelioma Clinical Trials

This post was co-authored by guest bloggers by Howard Mullins and Joe Belluck.  For more information on symptoms, diagnosis & treatment of mesothelioma, check out mesotheliomahelp.net. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that originates in the protective lining covering the internal organs of the body.  Technically known as “malignant mesothelioma”, this...




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