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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. Arnold Malerman
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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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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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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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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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Are there any clinical trials using radiation therapy for hiv?

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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Is there research being conducted on rosacea?

Is there research being conducted on rosacea?

Rosacea research: There is on-going research on rosacea through out the country. To participate in a clinical research study contact a dermatologist specializing in rosacea care at a teaching hospital near you. ...Read more

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Are there clinical trials available for stomach cancer?

Yes: Yes, there are. You should discuss this with your doctor - either your primary care physician or your oncologist. All trials have strict inclusion & exclusion criteria and so you need to be evaluated for the appropriateness of any clinical trial. You can also search for any trial utilizing federal dollars at clinicaltrials.Gov. Good luck. ...Read more

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What clinical trials are currently being done for friedreich's ataxia treatments?

What clinical trials are currently being done for friedreich's ataxia treatments?

Here's a list: Please see the national registry for several FA studies now recruiting: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=friedreich+ataxia&Search=Search Good luck and I'm glad to see you are interested. ...Read more

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Are there ever radiation oncology clinical trials for lung cancer?

Are there ever radiation oncology clinical trials for lung cancer?

You bet!: Our tax dollars support the rtog which is a goup devoted to studying radiotherapy questions. Other us "cooperative groups" also have components and sometimes specific radiotherapy questions. Punch in 1800-4cancer on the phone to see what's out there. They may even have a website now for the general public! ...Read more

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Is there any clinical evidence showing euphorbia peplus (petty spurge, radium weed, milkweed) has any helpful effects treating basal cell carcinoma?

Is there any clinical evidence showing euphorbia peplus (petty spurge, radium weed, milkweed) has any helpful effects treating basal cell carcinoma?

Milkweed for BCC: Basal cell carcinoma (bcc) is primarily treated surgically. When caught and treated early, it is almost always cured, and recurrence rates should be very low. If you have been diagnosed with a bcc, get it treated by your local surgeon or dermatologist. Don't risk a recurrence or growth of the tumor. ...Read more

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Are there any promising trials for new ulcerative colitis treatments?

Are there any promising trials for new ulcerative colitis treatments?

Trials for colitis: An open-label study of vedolizumab (mln0002) in patients with ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease this multicenter, 2-year open-label study will collect data on the occurrence of important clinical safety events resulting from chronic vedolizumab (mln0002) administration. ...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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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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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

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Is there any scientific studies for advanced allergy thferapeutics?

Is  there any scientific studies for  advanced allergy  thferapeutics?

Lots!: Summaries of most all published articles are available through http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed : JACI, JACI in Practice, Annals of Allergy, Allergy and Asthma Proceedings, Clin and Exp Allergy - not to mention NEJM, JAMA, Pediatrics, etc. Since allergy is really immunology, there is now an explosion of research. It is a very exciting field. ...Read more

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Does pharma hide clinical trial outcomes that are bad?

Does pharma hide clinical trial outcomes that are bad?

Usually not: Almost all clinical trials have to be reported. In order to strengthen this a regulation that recently went into effect requires anyone doing clinical trials that are phase 2 or above to report all outcomes on clinical trials.Gov. Here is link with a bit more information: http://prsinfo.Clinicaltrials.Gov/fdaaa.Html. ...Read more

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Has there ever been a study comparing the effectiveness of meds & cbt to hypnotherapy & other holistic treatments for panic attacks?

Has there ever been a study comparing the effectiveness of meds & cbt to hypnotherapy & other holistic treatments for panic attacks?

HUGE Selection Bias: The biggest mental health tx outcome studies r ones sponsored/conducted by drug companies; & those paid for by gov agencies. Biggest studies tend 2compare meds vs various types of psychological/behavioral therapies. Cbt is tx now most studied as it's structured (ppl can b trained 2do it in standard ways) & involves small #of sessions. If only eat mcdonald's burgers u may think they're the best! ...Read more

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Rosacea (Definition)

A chronic skin condition that usually affects just the face, causing redness, pimples, nose swelling, and thin red ...Read more