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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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Clinical Trials for Blood Cancers:

How can participating in a clinical trial help me?

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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 Care and Clinical Trials

Please join The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for a patient education program.

CANCER TREATMENT
How to Make Informed Choices about Standard Care and Clinical Trials

Speaker:  Brian A. Jonas, MD, PhD
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Thursday, May 12, 2016
6:00 PM Registration - 6:30 PM Program

UC Davis Cancer Center Auditorium
4501 X Street
Sacramento, CA  95817
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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