Thursday, July 23, 2015


I just learned something new. I had thought clinical trials for cancer had some of the patients taking a placebo and others getting the real thing. What I just learned is that in Stage 3 trials, which are evaluating the effectiveness of the drugs, patients are not given a placebo. Rather, those who are not receiving the experimental treatments are getting the most effective standard treatment. So the measurement is against the experimental treatment vs. the standard treatment. So if you know someone who has a very serious cancer have them contact the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD.

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