Clinical trials are vital in the fight against mesothelioma. New data and treatments can stem from these trials, bringing us one step closer to finding a cure to mesothelioma in the near future. Like any research, these trials need funding, and you can help!
When you donate to a mesothelioma cause, you often have the option to designate where the funds will go. One option is toward research and clinical trials. Just imagine, you could contribute to finding the cure for this devastating disease; what a huge honor that would be!
My father participated in a clinical trial through Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City during the Summer of 2012. Dr. Lee Krug, a brilliant, dedicated physician, was in charge of the study. Dad knew that taking part in the trial would help in the overall fight against mesothelioma. He was excited to share in something like this, even though it meant a lot of travel and some time away from home.
When you are advocating on behalf of mesothelioma patients and their families, be sure to let your listeners know the importance of clinical trials. They are among the most promising avenues to find new ways to help those in need and to ultimately eradicate mesothelioma altogether.