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Clinical trials

Careful studies done by doctors to test new drugs or treatments, or new uses for approved drugs or treatments. The goal of clinical trials for blood cancers is to improve treatment and quality of life and to find cures.

Epigenetic Change

Any change that alters gene activity without changing the DNA sequence. Many types of epigenetic changes have been identified. While epigenetic changes are natural and essential to many of the body's functions, certain epigenetic changes can cause major adverse health effects, including cancer. Drugs that target specific epigenetic changes - for example, the histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor vorinostat (Zolinza® )- are approved to treat some blood cancers and are being studied in clinical trials for treatment of other blood cancers

Clinical Trial Reforms

Clinical trials are the primary vehicle for developing new treatments for patients with cancer, and patient participation in trials is crucial to their success. Most patients express a willingness to participate in clinical research, yet a small fraction ultimately enroll in a cancer clinical trial. As a result, approximately 20% of cancer clinical trials fail due to insufficient patient participation. In the era of precision medicine, in which clinical trials are designed around a very sma ...

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How to Make Informed Choices about Standard Care and Clinical Trials

Please join us for an education program for patients and caregivers on clinical trials.

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How to Make Informed Choices about Standard Care and Clinical Trials

Please join LLS Delaware for a patient education program:

How to Make Informed Choices about Standard Care and Clinical Trials

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center in Newark, Delaware. Doors open at 5:45pm, program will begin at 6pm.

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Patient Education Lunch and Learn: Clinical Trials

Please join us for our quarterly patient education Lunch and Learn at the Monter Cancer Center, all are welcome to attend.  This months topic is Clinical Trials.

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LLS and ASH Team Up to Connect Cancer Patients to Clinical Trials

LLS and The American Society of Hematology (ASH) Team Up to Connect Blood Cancer Patients to Clinical Trials that Can Lead to New and Better Treatments

Collaboration will provide critical clinical trial navigation services and support to patients and families Rye Brook, NY, (December 6, 2019) -  The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and the American Society of Hematology (ASH) announced today a collaboration to expand access to LLS’s unique free service providing ...

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Clinical trials

Careful studies done by doctors to test new drugs or treatments, or new uses for approved drugs or treatments. The goal of clinical trials for blood cancers is to improve treatment and quality of life and to find cures.

Epigenetic Change

Any change that alters gene activity without changing the DNA sequence. Many types of epigenetic changes have been identified. While epigenetic changes are natural and essential to many of the body's functions, certain epigenetic changes can cause major adverse health effects, including cancer. Drugs that target specific epigenetic changes - for example, the histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor vorinostat (Zolinza® )- are approved to treat some blood cancers and are being studied in clinical trials for treatment of other blood cancers