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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

How to Make Informed Choices about Cancer Care and Clinical Trials

An educational program for Patients, Caregivers and Ohana to learn about standard of care and clinical trials.An educational program for Patients, Caregivers and Ohana to learn about standard of care and clinical trials. Monday, June 13th 2016 5:45 PM - 8:30 PM HST.

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Communicating With Your Doctor and Talking About Clinical Trials

Asking your doctor questions about clinical trials at any phase of your treatment will help you and your doctor manage your care. Watch these videos and download the conversation guide below to improve communication with your doctor regarding your healthcare needs.

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Cancer Treatment: How to Make Informed Choices about Standard Care and Clinical Trials

Featured Speaker: Rey Garcia 
RN/Clinical Research
Rex UNC Healthcare

Date: Friday, May 22, 2015
Time: 12:00pm-12:30pm  Registration & Lunch
            12:30pm-2:00pm  Program

Location: Junior League of Raleigh
711 Hillsborough St. 
Raleigh, N.C. 27603

Complimentary light lunch will be served!

 
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Cancer Treatment: How to Make Informed Choices about Standard of Care and Clinical Trials

This program with focus on helping patients with Blood Cancer make informed decisions about cancer treatments.This program will provide and opportunity to explore why clinical trials may be the best treatment option for some patients, even for initial treatment.

Pre-Registration is required for this free program and space is limited.

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Cancer Treatment: How to Make Informed Choices about Standard of Care and Clinical Trials

Please join The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for a patient education program on making cancer treatment decisions. Speaker: Jeffrey E. Lancet, MD, Chair Department of Malignant Hematology
Organization/Affiliation: Moffitt Cancer Center

With a Patient and Healthcare Professional Panel Discussion

•    Rami Komrokji, MD – Myelodysplastic Syndrome and Acute Myeloid Leukemia
•    Lubomir Sokol, MD, PhD – Lymphomas
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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