There are a range of benefits from participating in a clinical trial from both the patient perspective and the research community. Here are just a few of the benefits. For more information on clinical trial opportunities click here.
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Since cancer immunotherapy is an emerging class of treatment, many people find themselves poorly informed on the subject. Despite this, immunotherapy is poised to become the most powerful and widely used form of cancer treatment in the years to come. Already, immunotherapy is recognized by healthcare professionals as the most promising new cancer treatment approach since the production of the first chemotherapies back in the 1940s. Many professionals project that as more research is conducted, more and more immunotherapy treatments will be approved to treat more and more types of cancer. This research is dependent on the use of clinical trials, meaning the only way to get more immunotherapy treatments approved is through the cooperation of cancer patients, doctors, and scientists. Here, we will explore the potential of immunotherapy as a treatment for most (if not all) cancers, as well as discuss the importance of clinical trials to patients and scientists alike.
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic disease of the esophagus (the “food pipe” which goes from the mouth to the stomach), and is triggered by allergies to certain foods or environmental substances (such as pollen, weeds or trees). This leads to redness, swelling, and damage to the esophagus. Adults with EoE commonly complain of difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), feeling food move slowly down the food pipe, or food getting stuck in their food pipe (food impaction).