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hope was posted 07/27/2004 06:48 pm by Evie
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Hi Yes, there is hope, but you must be aggressive. Keep your options open. If your brother can qualify for a clinical trial, by all means keep this option open. Clinical trials make it possible for pancreatic cancer patients to get experimental drugs that are not yet available to the public. Look at www.clinicaltrials.gov. Take a look at http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials. I know a woman who had Stage IV breast cancer at the time of diagnosis, but she lasted 15 years because she kept taking part in clinical trials. After the latest greatest drug stopped working, she'd sign up for another clinical trial and get the next new drug. So be aggressive and fight hard. I'm rooting for you.

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