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Are clinical trials (research studies) available for men with testicular cancer?

Are clinical trials (research studies) available for men with testicular cancer?

Yes: Go to the nci website to see a full list of trials available across the U.S. There are many more in europe and other countries as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Clinical Trial (Definition)

Science is a method using simplicity, theories and then tests to see if the theory works; always. Clinical trials involve comparing one approach/choice/treatment option with another & checking outcomes. Key methodology is double blind & ideally cross-over design with outcome measures to be used determined in advance. Double blind: neither participants or people near them know ...Read more


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Would a thyroid cancer clinical trial (research study) be appropriate for me?

Would a thyroid cancer clinical trial (research study) be appropriate for me?

Depends: It depends on your history: what kind of thyroid cancer, the extent of your thyroid cancer, what kind of treatments had been done...Each clinical trial has specific sets of criteria you will need to meet to be accepted as a research subject. Check with the coordinator of the trial to see if you are appropriate for the trial. ...Read more

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Are reports from those clinical trials reliable?

Are reports from those clinical trials reliable?

Great question.: This is a complicated subject that people spend their entire careers on - what makes a good study/clinical trial? It depends on many things: what type of study is done, funding source, if the results are clinically significant or just statistically sig, how is the data analyzed, etc. If there's a particular study you see in the news, your doctor might be able to help clarify the take home points. ...Read more

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Would a uterine cancer clinical trial (research study) be appropriate for me?

Would a uterine cancer clinical trial (research study) be appropriate for me?

Cancer of the: Uterus usually means "body and endometrium" not cervix, catalogued and trials designed separately. However, your age (22) and location (near stanford) means uterus is unlikely and you have a major nci funded cancer center on your door step. Dial 1-800-4 cancer. Trials are not for everyone, but learning what is available can be valuable. ...Read more

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Are clinical trials (research studies) available for patients with head and neck cancers?

Are clinical trials (research studies) available for patients with head and neck cancers?

Absolutely: Numerous trialsare available including early (phase 1 or 2) and late trials (phase 3). These trials evaluate newer drugs and newer radiation approahces typically. For trials info and sites the most uptodate site is the national cancer institute (www. Cancer.Gov). Talk to your oncologist and look up the websites of your local hospitals for trials in your area. ...Read more

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Would a clinical trial (research study) be a good choice for me?

Would a clinical trial (research study) be a good choice for me?

Depends: It depends on what your objective is. If you are healthy and want to make money or you have altruistic tendencies (want to help humanity advance in medical knowledge), you may consider enrollment. Same, if you have a disease that has not been discovered a cure for and a study is enrolling patients to experiment a new drug on. ...Read more

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Are there treatment studies (clinical trials) available for patients with liver cancer?

Are there treatment studies (clinical trials) available for patients with liver cancer?

Yes: There are always studies being run for different kind of cancers. Your best bet is to investigate cancer centers, such as susan g. Komen, etc, to see if they are running studies. ...Read more

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How different is psy.D. Vs ph.D in clinical psychology?

How different is psy.D. Vs ph.D in clinical psychology?

Focus: The psy.D. Focuses more on practice based upon psychological knowledge. When they emerge from school, usually they have moderately more field experience than a pH.D. The pH.D. Focuses more on research, but in clinical and counseling psychology must also amass hands-on experiences. Over time, the two tend to even out, with pH.D.'s perhaps doing more academic work on average. ...Read more

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Clinical social worker vs. Clinical psychotherapist vs. Mental health counselor?

Clinical social worker vs. Clinical psychotherapist vs. Mental health counselor?

All roads lead2rome: Which one to see? Or which one to become? See the one you like the best, feel most comfortable with & feel has ur best interests in mind at all times. Also helpful to see one who has some connection to a doc should you need medication in treatment. Which to become depends on your area of interest, & the legal requirements for study & practice in your area. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Clinical social worker vs. Clinical psychotherapist vs. Mental health counselor? What's the difference in terms of scope of practice?

Clinical social worker vs. Clinical psychotherapist vs. Mental health counselor? What's the difference in terms of scope of practice?

Not enough space.: Clinical psychotherapist can be a psychiatrist,psychologist or social workers who passed a board of accreditation. A clinical social worker has a master's degree but also have to pass a licensing board. A mental health counselor has some experience in mental health and usually work with facilities that deal with a broad range of practice and works under supervision. ...Read more

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Looking for authors for the journal of allergy and clinical immunology?

Looking for authors for the journal of allergy and clinical immunology?

If you mean you: Would like to submit an article, contatc the editors via the website www.Jacionline.Org. ...Read more

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What is integrated clinical psychology?

What is integrated clinical psychology?

Multi-centered Psych: Integrated clinical psychology emphasizes both professional collaboration and extensive clinical training with the goal of advancing the profession of psychology through scientific, clinical and scholarly contributions. ...Read more

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Are there any clinical trials using radiation therapy for hiv?

I don't think so.: Radiation is more standardly used to treat cancer and not illness such as hiv. Radiation has been used to treat kaposi's sarcoma which can be seen in HIV patients. Hiv medications are also being tested in combination with radiation to see if they make radiation treatment more effective. Also, radiation is a local treatment and HIV is a systemic problem so it doesn't make much sense to use. ...Read more

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What are the clinical indications for lovaza other than loweringtriglycerides? Is there clinical data lovaza lowers generalized inflammation?

What are the clinical indications for lovaza other than loweringtriglycerides? Is there clinical data lovaza lowers generalized inflammation?

One FDA indication: The only official fda approved clinical indication for the use of Lovaza is to lower the triglyceride level in patients who have levels that exceed 500 mg/dl and is often used in conjunction with lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise. Although there has been some preliminary observations and studies that it can reduce inflammation in the body, studies to prove this are ongoing. Stay tuned. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of a clinical trial for breast cancer? Are clinical trials for breast cancer drugs a viable way to seek treatment? .

What are the benefits of a clinical trial for breast cancer? Are clinical trials for breast cancer drugs a viable way to seek treatment?

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May help: Enertering into a clinical trial you may be able to use a newer treatment, you will receive regular testing & evaluation as directed by the research protocol, and you can help further research and possibly help others in the future. See this susan g komen site: http://ww5.Komen.Org/breastcancer/clinicaltrials.Html. ...Read more

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How credible are the findings of a new published study linking omega 3 supplementation to prostate cancer risk?

How credible are the findings of a new published study linking omega 3 supplementation to prostate cancer risk?

Not at all: The study was an association between blood levels of omega 3's and prostate cancer. It was not a study showing that taking omega 3's causes or increases the risk of prostate cancer. There has been no study to show omega 3's cause prostate cancer. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Any articles here from journal of clinical allergy and immunology?

Any articles here from journal of clinical allergy and immunology?

No: The journal is available online at http://www.Jacionline.Org/ most articles are not free - require payment or membership in the "allergy academy". ...Read more