A new article from the OWise app kicks off with a quote from METUPUK:
Today’s research is tomorrow’s treatment
The OWise App gives an extensive overview of what is involved in being in a clinical trial, how it may help you, and help others in the future:
Around the world today there are over 2000 clinical trials focusing on breast cancer that are open to recruitment. They are the final step in the grand scheme of advancing medicine and giving people the opportunity to receive the most innovative treatments. Without clinical trials, crucial discoveries in healthcare would not transform into accessible options available to people on the NHS. This was how Herceptin® (trastuzumab), which was first studied in the 1990s, could become so widely available. Since its first clinical study that showed it was effective against HER2 positive breast cancer, it has been shown to halve the rate of recurrence and reduce mortality by 30%.
Becoming part of a clinical trial can be an immensely rewarding experience, giving you the opportunity to contribute to important research. However, clinical trials do come with their own risks, and so it is important to have a balanced view towards them. That’s why we have created this comprehensive guide. Here we will explore the crowded landscape of clinical trials and provide the most up to date information about what they are, how you can get involved, and answers to common questions that arise. Do remember though, taking part in a clinical trial is completely up to you. We just want to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed choice.
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