Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Why I Chose a Clinical Trial

A few months ago I was asked if I wanted to talk to a reporter about why I chose to be part of a clinical trial. I agreed to be interviewed because I strongly believe that cancer patients as well as people with other chronic diseases should consider clinical trials at all stages of their treatment.This is how progress is made. Many people think that a clinical trial means being a guinea pig. Well I did have more blood tests than a person on standard chemotherapy. But the care I received and the feeling that I could be a part of something that could change the lives of other cancer patients made all those extra needle sticks ok.

My story became part of the Top Doc issue of NJ Monthly magazine . The article is called On the Cutting Edge- Patients in Clinical Trials of new drugs must weight risk vs reward.
Thank you Ken Terry for such a well researched and well written article.

Every Day is a Blessing!I am blessed to be a patient of Dr Rodgriguez and Dr Gibbon at the Cancer Institute of NJ.

1 comment:

l'optimiste said...

way to go Dee! Good article too.