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Collaboration with Lazarex Cancer Foundation tests new ways to erase cost barriers in major public health issue.
Ed Doelp lives with his wife, Dawn, in Smithville, New Jersey. Now in his 60s, he was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2012.
Overall, few people actually sign up for and participate in trials, and those who do participate don’t always represent the U.S. population.
Many vaccines are preventive. This is a THERAPEUTIC vaccine: it teaches your immune system to recognize the problem AFTER you have it.
Reducing cancer health disparities
In a small clinical trial, the vaccine trained the immune system to recognize tumors and attack them in people with lymphoma.
The study found that removing nearby lymph nodes didn’t improved survival rates and was associated with serious post-surgical complications.
The decision to sign up for a clinical trial is not easy; there are risks for everything we do in terms of health and wellness.
In two large clinical trials, an immune checkpoint inhibitor combined with a targeted therapy had better outcomes than the standard of care.
Cancer organizations and the Food and Drug Administration want to broaden eligibility criteria for cancer clinical trials.
Chelsea Dawson, an eight-year melanoma survivor, lives with her family in Roanoke, Virginia.
Clinical trials often exclude key patient populations, including children and people living with HIV or hepatitis B or C.
Advocating for yourself is the best medicine.
A cancer diagnosis often means extreme financial stress—and fights with insurance providers.
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