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RFS2000 Clinical Study was posted 05/01/2000 07:02 pm by kek
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Betty ... My husband began RFS2000 clinical study today versus Gemzar. I do know you must meet eligibility criteria and each of the studies for RFS2000 have different criteria. The "principal investigator" who is administering the test in your area/state (usually the oncologist/radiologist) will advise which (if any) of the clinical trials you are eligible for. Then you do have to submit lots of information (ct scans as baselines, blood tests, EKG, chest xrays etc.). Efficacy and side effects between RFS2000 and Gemzar, as single agents in chemo, are supposed to be the same. But I must tell you the psychological lift we got when the computer randomly selected RFS2000 in pill form versus the Gemzar IV drip is something.The computer also selects how many of the pills for RFS2000 you take based on all the input, weight, etc. So, search around and call that John at SuperGen and see which areas are part of the clinical trial. Even though it's pill form, you still have to go once a week, just like with IV chemo, to have your blood counts, etc. checked. Keep mme posted via the board.kek

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