Sunday, February 15, 2009

Locating information about clinical trials

Korean Cuisine mentioned a drug trial in the comment on the last post that seems promising for Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma. Here is a National Cancer Institute site on that drug with links to definitions, patient information, FDA approval information for trials to take place, and clinical trials for the drug Vorinostat (Merck brand name - Zolinza):

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/druginfo/vorinostat

I also searched the drug name AND detroit, since Korean Cuisine said that the trial was taking place there, and located this open trial on ClinicalTrials.gov:

http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00499811?term=detroit+AND+Vorinostat&rank=1

Since our cancer does not affect enough people in the same fashion at the same time to run a trial on just us (well, that is what they say, folks), we will have to piggy-back on other trials, and hope that researchers do a systematic review of the literature and locate all references dealing with chemotherapy and Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma. I volunteer to be your librarian, if this is something you want to get frisky with, Madame/Mister Scientist. Let's rock.

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