Monica Barlow works for the Baltimore Orioles baseball club. Four years ago she was diagnosed with lung cancer that had spread to her liver.
A recent article in Medicinenet.com discusses Monica’s participation in two consecutive clinical trials and how she believes her participation in those trials has prolonged her life. As part of her second clinical trial, she is now taking a drug that was not even available at the time of her diagnosis. Monica’s story provides a real lie example of the value of clinical trials.
The article also discusses a website, myclinicaltriallocator.com, that allows patients to more easily find clinical trials which fit their specific needs. This site appears to be a valuable tool for patients searching for clinical trials – including trials close to where they reside.