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Clinical Trials was posted 04/30/1998 11:42 am by Renee
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Can someone fill me in about clinical trials. My husband, David, who is 43 and was dx with pc in Feb with mets to liver, is now on his eighth round of gemzar. He is getting good results, thus far...but, we do not want to rely just on the gemzar. Our health care coverage is through Kaiser. In our first visit with the HMO oncologist, he told us that we'd try gemzar, but that David was a young man so he thought we might want to look at clinical trials, and he would help us to find one when we were ready. Well, we met back with the onc on Tuesday, and he pretty much told us we were on our own -- that Kaiser won't pay for anything in a clinical trial. He seems content to just use the gemzar until it doesn't work anymore. My question is this, do clinical trials charge the patient? What is the best way to go about getting into one? Whatever light you can shed on this to help David and I be more informed would be greatly appreciated! Many thanks. I can't tell you how much I have come to depend on this group. It makes all of this more bearable.

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