Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Recruitment for People with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (#CLL) #ClinicalTrial

CLL CLINICAL TRIAL SEEKING PARTICIPANTS


If you or your loved one has relapsed Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (#CLL), an important new clinical trial may be an option.
New cancer treatment guidelines say repeated genetic testing is important to making the right treatment decisions and improving outcomes in patients with CLL. As part of the study, participants will receive genetic testing at no cost. This trial is testing whether adding an investigational medication (ublituximab) to ibrutinib (Imbruvica®), an FDA-approved treatment, improves outcomes for high-risk CLL patients.
If you are interested, the full study details and eligibility criteria are listed here.
More about the study:

• The investigational drug is administered by infusion and the FDA approved drug ibrutinib is administered by oral capsules • This is a phase 3 trial • There will be approximately 330 participants in this trial
You or a loved one may be able to take part in this trial if you: • Are at least 18 years old; • Have been diagnosed with and received prior treatment for CLL; • Have relapsed CLL that now requires additional treatment; and • Have at least one high-risk genetic abnormality (your doctor or the study staff can help you determine if you have a high-risk abnormality).
Matching participants to trials is a critical problem facing CLL research. Can you help find new treatments for patients with relapsed CLL?

If you’re not familiar with clinical trials, here are some FAQs:

What are clinical trials?

Clinical trials are research studies to determine whether investigational drugs or treatments are safe and effective for humans. All new investigational medications and devices must undergo several clinical trials, often involving thousands of people.

Why participate in a clinical trial?

You may have access to new investigational treatments that would be available to the general public only upon approval. You will also receive study-related medical care and attention from clinical trial staff at research facilities. Clinical trials offer hope for many people and an opportunity to help researchers find better treatments for others in the future.

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