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Clinical Trial Terminology Explained

New from Johns Hopkins Health Alerts–The National Cancer Institute estimates that between 5% and 8% of cancer patients participate in clinical trials. Why is the number so low? Part of the problem is that many patients believe that all clinical trials include a placebo (an inactive treatment with no known therapeutic value)  and treat participants like “guinea pigs”–neither of which is true. To help clear up the confusion, this Johns Hopkins Health Alert explains clinical trial terminology, including randomization, placebo, and blinding. Click on the link to read the complete report: http://www.johnshopkinshealthalerts.com/alerts/prostate_disorders/JohnsHopkinsHealthAlertProstateDisorders_3263-1.html?ET=johnshopkins_blog:e34955:607412a:&st=email&st=email&s=EPH_091217_013

National Institutes of Health Make it Easier to Find a Clinical Trial.

Press release: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 11:07 AM

NIH ANNOUNCES FIRST NATIONAL RESEARCH STUDY RECRUITMENT REGISTRY Nationwide Registry to “Match” Volunteers with Researchers Continue Reading…

Positive Mental Attitude Walk Plaques

POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE WALK

  1. Cancer is the most curable of all chronic diseases.
  2. There are treatments for every type of cancer. Continue Reading…

Latest Links – New Resources For You To Consider.

The R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation is always on the lookout for organizations or publications that can help patients and their supporters. We have four to share with you.

  • fertileHOPE is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients and survivors whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility Continue Reading…

Multidisciplinary Second Opinion Centers

Many cancer patients are dying, not because treatments are not available, but because the initial physician failed to offer the best possible treatment. Cancer is an unusual disease for many reasons – if you don’t treat it properly the first time, often there is no second chance because cancer grows geometrically. Continue Reading…

Patient’s Checklist

fighting-cancer

CLICK HERE to open the book in a new window or read it below — Chapter 14 “Check List”… Continue Reading…

Accessing Treatment Information – PDQ

Cancer is the most curable of all chronic diseases!
There is no type of cancer for which there is no treatment!
There is no cancer from which someone has not been cured.

But…cancer is an extremely complex disease.  There are over 200 different kinds of cancer.  Each one is treated in its own particular way Continue Reading…

Questions to Ask Your Doctors

The more involved you are the better care you will receive. You can also ask important questions of your caregivers, family and friends to help determine the roles they can best fill for you throughout your cancer journey. Continue Reading…

Self Help Exercises

An American Health Magazine article states,

How you feel about yourself affects your physical well-being. Researchers now recognize that a sense of purpose, a positive outlook and the feeling of being in control of one’s life may help prevent illness, from cancer to the common cold. Continue Reading…

Reducing Medical Errors in Cancer

On May 7, 2001 on ABC National News Peter Jennings stated, “In cancer, a second opinion should be more than just an option.” The following evening his report went in depth reviewing the study at Johns-Hopkins about the alarming figures of individuals treated with surgery or radiation for prostate cancer who did not have any cancer and that one in 5 cases of all cancers wrongly diagnosed Continue Reading…

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