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Colon Cancer Clinical Trial

 
Posted by Rematerialize, on Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:31 am

All:

I received information concerning a colon cancer clinical trial via email. A quick look at the qualifications showed I might be eligible. I sent an email saying I was interested what is the next step. 

To anyone that has been involved in a trial, please describe the experience.

The specifice trial I am writing about today:

Bristol-Myers Squibb is sponsoring a study to test the effectiveness, safety, and tolerability of the investigational drug nivolumab. The study will evaluate the effects of nivolumab alone or combined with ipilimumab in adults with recurrent or metastatic microsatellite instability high (MSI-H) colon cancer.

Any information is appreciated.

Cheers,

John

 
Reply by Pinky, on Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:15 pm

Hi John - I have not participated in a clinical trial, but have training in the administration of cancer clinical trials, and I'd just like to say "Bravo" to you for considering and possibly participating in this one you have mentioned.  Lack of participation by courageous people like you is one of the reason the pipeline for new treatments is so slow, especially for the more rare or unusual conditions.

I wish all the best for you and a successful outcome in your treatment, so you can go on enjoying the beauty of Big Bend (on my list of the NPs to visit "someday").              Pinky (aka Pam)  cool   in sunny San Diego

 
Reply by Rematerialize, on Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:32 pm

Hi Pam,

Thanks for the info. Received a reply and made the call, I will see what happens.

Take care,

John

 
Reply by Ewesful, on Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:39 pm

I was in one for FAP and it sure helps inlots of ways -- you get very thorough care, often the bills are much less, and above all it helps with research -- good luck and if you get into something and it does not seem right you can end it --- Good luck!

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