Monday, October 25, 2004

Clinical Trial

 I contacted one of the research centers from the news.
      Guess what?
      I am going to be on the waiting list for upcoming clinical trials for lupus.

        The University of Rochester Medical Center has had success treating systemic lupus with cancer medication. Here is the press release.
Cancer Drug Shows Promise Against Lupus

A drug now used to treat a type of cancer appears to be very effective at treating lupus, with just one injection easing symptoms in several patients for a year or more. The results of the clinical trial involving 17 patients are in the August issue of Arthritis and Rheumatism. READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE:
The University of Rochester is recruiting lupus patients for future clinical trials. If you think you may be interested in this you may contact:
Emily Cushing, Lupus Coordinator, University of Rochester 585-275-7167
There is no cost to you and you get to decide what studies you want to participate in. All information is kept confidential.


tdain2003 said...

(((Loretta))))  I have to admit, I have been reading all of your entries, but I haven't commented in awhile.  Congrats on being put on the waiting list.  I'll pray that you don't have to wait to terribly long.  I read the article and it sounds promising!  I'll pray that when you do receive the medicine, it works for you and improves your health.  What I've learned from you is that not only do you have to deal with lupus and what it does to your body, you have to deal with the side effects of all of the medications you have to take.  You and the others I have read about (thank you for the links) are amazingly strong.  I don't know how you do it each and every day.  Because you have to...   I'm thankful for you!  For all that you share.

magogos said...

Thank you for all the work you have done to enlighten us on life with Lupus- I knew a bit before, but have learned so much. I am happy to hear you are on the waiting list, and hope you do not have to wait too long. Margo