Topic: Anyone used Emerging Med to help with Clinical Trail research?

http://www.emergingmed.com/

Thanks, Kurt

2 (edited by PCL1029 Fri, 13 May 2011 18:11:57)

Re: Anyone used Emerging Med to help with Clinical Trail research?

Hi,Kurt,
I never use this site,but it looks ok to use except that  I am afraid who  will evaluate your case? Are they doctors or nurses who specialized in cancer or just discharging planners in the medical field?  Or even worse,they are  just trained office workers.Also if one clinical trial pays them better,will they try to get you there instead of the one that you may really needed?
Most of the clinical trials are university hospital based and most likely they will be far apart for the each clinical trial if not the only one  available to that region.
By the way,the site" Emerging med "only list bile duct cancer under the general search term of liver cancer.
Also,as I mentioned in the other replies,there are a lot of side effects for those molecularly targeted agents (the anti-EGFR agent like erlotinib  can cause  pneumonias which can be fatal. or the angiogenesis inhibitors like bevacizumab(Avastin) can cause hypertension ,liver abscess and colon perforation.)  The other concern is that drug  resistance can be developed for all those targeted therapy drugs " nibs and mabs " and you may consider that as well.

As a matter of fact our Gavin provided this link in Feb.2011 http://trialx.com/curebyte/2011/02/26/c … nesota-mn/ .
and this is an other way to find  clinical trial near you.All you need is to put in the zip code and it will show the clinical trial location near you;but again  the above caution that I mentioned still apply.
I hope the suggestion helps.

Please know that my personal opinion is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. If  provided, information are for educational purposes.Consult doctor is a MUST for changing of treatment plans.

Re: Anyone used Emerging Med to help with Clinical Trail research?

Kurt....In addition to PCLS's suggestion I would also like to point Triaclcheck which is used by the the American Cancer Society to search for a clinical trial

http://www.cancertrialshelp.org/trialcheck/

I hope this helped also.
Best wishes,
Marion

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