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New Clinical Trial for Lymphoma Patients
Ever consider participating in a clinical trial? Although there are many definitions of clinical trials, they are generally considered to be biomedical or health-related research studies in human beings that follow a pre-defined protocol.
People participating in clinical trials have access to experimental medications or devices before they become available to the general public. If you participate, you may receive careful medical attention including examinations and tests at no cost. In some cases, you may be reimbursed for your time and expenses, such as travel.
And some people like the idea that they are contributing to medical science.
To search for clinical trials, go to: http://clinicaltrials.gov
There is a new phase I trial is studying quality of life in younger leukemia and lymphoma survivors.
• To collect preliminary data to determine the extent to which there is impairment in quality of life of young adult survivors of hematologic malignancies.
• To identify the most common areas of concern in these survivors.
• To explore patterns of quality-of-life impairment associated with age, gender, and type of treatment (transplant vs non-transplant) in these survivors.
Patients are assessed in a telephone interview using a brief demographic and clinical data form, then undergo quality-of-life assessment by the Cancer Patient/Cancer Survivor Version questionnaire via telephone.
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