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Cancer Clinical Trials: A Commonsense Guide to Experimental Cancer Therapies and Clinical Trials

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The definitive guide for anyone considering therapeutic options in addition to standard cancer therapy. It will help readers decide if a clinical trial is a good option for them, to choose an appropriate trial, and to navigate through the clinical trial process. Includes lists of questions to ask, things to look for, things to watch out for, places to look for information.

It is written in the context that cancer treatment can broadly be divided into two broad categories: standard care, which involves regular, approved treatments, and experimental or investigational therapy, which involves participating in a clinical trial.

The book begins with a discussion of what cancer is and the many ways in which it is treated — including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and new strategies now in use or that will be available in the near future. It considers all aspects of clinical trials, including how they are designed, how to find and evaluate them, how to become a participant, and details of what they will involve in terms of time and commitment. A chapter on available drugs now used to treat cancer will be especially helpful.

If you are reading this book, you probably fall into one of these groups:

• You have cancer and are seeking something more, and a clinical trial might just be what you are looking for,

• You know someone who could use the information to make an important choice in his or her life, or

• You're a doctor or a health professional who can educate and help guide patients through the decision to consider a clinical trial.

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Cancer Clinical Trials is a comprehensive, no-nonsense, and readable guide for anyone who is considering therapeutic options in addition to standard cancer therapy. The book seeks to share knowledge about cancer clinical trials with people living with cancer, their families and loved ones. It will help readers decide if a clinical trial is a good option for them, to choose an appropriate trial, and to navigate through the clinical trial process. It includes lists of questions to ask, things to look for, things to watch out for, and places to look for information.

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Cancer Clinical Trials is a comprehensive, no-nonsense, and readable guide for anyone who is considering therapeutic options in addition to standard cancer therapy. The book seeks to share knowledge about cancer clinical trials with people living with cancer, their families and loved ones. It will help readers decide if a clinical trial is a good option for them, to choose an appropriate trial, and to navigate through the clinical trial process. It includes lists of questions to ask, things to look for, things to watch out for, and places to look for information.

The book begins with a discussion of what cancer is and the many ways in which it is treated – including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and new strategies now in use or that will be available in the near future. It considers all aspects of clinical trials, including how they are designed, how to find and evaluate them, how to become a participant, and details of what they will involve in terms of time and commitment. A chapter on available drugs now used to treat cancer will be especially helpful.

About the Author

Tomasz M. Beer, M.D., is a medical oncologist who leads a research and clinical trial program at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. He has been directly involved in over 100 clinical trials and has treated many hundreds of cancer patients. He has led trials at all phases, including those that use a medication previously only tested in animals for the first time in people, as well as large international trials that compare treatments to each other that, when successful, change the standard of cancer care.

It is Tom's hope is that this book will help readers enter into the often mysterious world of clinical trials armed with information and well prepared to make needed decisions.

Larry W. Axmaker, Ed.D., is a retired psychologist, teacher, and writer who has cancer (prostate) and has participated in several clinical trials. He recently published a book about prostate cancer entitled Real Men Get Prostate Cancer Too that chronicles his sometimes serious, sometimes humorous journey with his cancer.

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Nancy L, August 28, 2012 (view all comments by Nancy L)
Drs. Beer and Axmaker have written a helpful resource for people who need more information than a brochure, but less than a textbook, about clinical trials. It's concise in its delivery while providing a comprehensive overview of the clinical trials process. It is well-organized with clear explanations.

It's only shortcoming is that the information on potential financial concerns speaks only to issues that affect the insured. The uninsured are not acknowledged.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780982321973
Author:
Tomasz M. Beer and Larry W. Axmaker
Publisher:
Diamedica
Author:
Axmaker, Ed.D., Larry W.
Author:
Axmaker, Larry
Author:
Beer, M.D., Tomasz M.
Author:
Axmaker, Larry W.
Author:
Beer, Tomasz M.
Author:
Tomasz M. Beer, M.D.
Author:
Tomasz M. Beer M.D.
Author:
Larry Axmaker, Ed.D.
Author:
Larry W. Axmaker, Ed.D.
Author:
Larry W. Axmaker Ed.D.
Author:
Axmaker, Ed.D., Larry
Subject:
Diseases - Cancer
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Cancer
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Cancer Clinical Trials is a comprehensive, no-nonsense, and readable guide for anyone who is considering therapeutic options in addition to standard cancer therapy. The book seeks to share knowledge about cancer clinical trials with people living with cancer, their families and loved ones. It will help readers decide if a clinical trial is a good option for them, to choose an appropriate trial, and to navigate through the clinical trial process. It includes lists of questions to ask, things to look for, things to watch out for, and places to look for information.
"Synopsis" by ,
Cancer Clinical Trials is a comprehensive, no-nonsense, and readable guide for anyone who is considering therapeutic options in addition to standard cancer therapy. The book seeks to share knowledge about cancer clinical trials with people living with cancer, their families and loved ones. It will help readers decide if a clinical trial is a good option for them, to choose an appropriate trial, and to navigate through the clinical trial process. It includes lists of questions to ask, things to look for, things to watch out for, and places to look for information.

The book begins with a discussion of what cancer is and the many ways in which it is treated – including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and new strategies now in use or that will be available in the near future. It considers all aspects of clinical trials, including how they are designed, how to find and evaluate them, how to become a participant, and details of what they will involve in terms of time and commitment. A chapter on available drugs now used to treat cancer will be especially helpful.

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