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Help the CARE Survey to Understand the Nutritional Needs of Cancer Survivors

I recently received an email from Dr.Fang Fang Zhang, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University asking for my help getting the word out about her research.

Dr. Zhang is a cancer epidemiologist studying the role of nutrition in cancer prevention and control. A recently published study co-written by Dr. Zhang showed that cancer survivors in the United States have poor dietary intake compared to individuals who do not have cancer. Following this study, Dr.

New Study for People with Stage 4 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

There is a new clinical study looking for patients with Stage IV non-small cell lung cancer who have already been treated with chemotherapy. The purpose of this study is to compare the new investigational medicine versus the standard-of-care treatment with respect to life expectancy outcomes.

More about the study:

The study drug (LY2835219) is administered by Tablets, Pills, or Capsules.

At least 193 people have already taken this drug in clinical trials.
There will be 550 participants in this trial, at 20 sites around the world.
If you are interested, please find the full study details and eligibility criteria listed here.

Eligibility Criteria:

Participants must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • have a diagnosis of stage IV non-small cell lung cancer (Stage IV means the cancer has spread to distant tissues or organs)
  • have tumors with KRAS mutations, if known
  • have already had chemotherapy for this tumor

Participants must not:

  • be pregnant or lactating
  • have HIV, Hepatitis B or C, or a history of cardiac arrest

Please complete the online questionnaire to check if you’re eligible for the trial.

If you’re not familiar with clinical trials, here are some FAQs:

What are clinical trials?
Clinical trials are research studies to determine whether investigational drugs or treatments are safe and effective for humans. All new investigational medications and devices must undergo several clinical trials, often involving thousands of people.

Why participate in a clinical trial?
You will have access to new investigational treatments that would be available to the general public only upon approval. You will also receive study-related medical care and attention from clinical trial staff at research facilities. Clinical trials offer hope for many people and an opportunity to help researchers find better treatments for others in the future.

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Breast Cancer Clinical Trial Seeking Participants

I'm happy to announce that I've signed on as a Cure Click Trial Ambassador. Cure Click is an initiative started in partnership with WEGO Health designed to spread the word about important clinical trials by mobilizing health activists such as myself.

The first clinical trial I've learned about evaluates a new potential treatment for HR+/HER2- breast cancer. The majority of breast cancers are hormone-receptor positive (HR+), which means the cancer cells grow in response to hormones. Such cancers are typically treated with hormonal therapy.

There is a clinical study available seeking participants who have breast cancer in order to evaluate whether the study drug combined with hormonal therapy has better outcomes than hormonal therapy alone.

More about the study:

The investigational drug is administered by oral capsules and the hormonal therapy by injection into your muscle.

At least 193 people have already taken this drug in clinical trials.

There will be 550 participants in this trial.

If you are interested, the full study details and eligibility criteria are listed here.

Eligibility Criteria:

Participants must:

have been diagnosed with breast cancer which expresses at least one hormone receptor (estrogen receptor or progesterone receptor) and is HER2 negative

have stopped having monthly menstrual cycles either naturally or through surgery or hormonal treatment

Participants must not:

have received chemotherapy for metastatic disease (neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy is allowed)

be currently participating in any other clinical trial

have a history of central nervous system metastases

Please complete the online questionnaire to check if you’re eligible for the trial.

If you’re not familiar with clinical trials, here are some FAQs:

What are clinical trials?

Clinical trials are research studies to determine whether investigational drugs or treatments are safe and effective for humans. All new investigational medications and devices must undergo several clinical trials, often involving thousands of people.

Why participate in a clinical trial?

You will have access to new investigational treatments that would be available to the general public only upon approval. You will also receive study-related medical care and attention from clinical trial staff at research facilities. Clinical trials offer hope for many people and an opportunity to help researchers find better treatments for others in the future.

Learn why I’m talking about Clinical Trials

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