Joining Clinical Trials: Can I Join? (3)

I am glad that you are considering to join clinical trial now. Step 1: Potential Clinical Trial Candidate If your oncologist think that you’re suitable for certain clinical trials, you’ll be invited to participate. However, it is also good for you to ask your oncologist if there is any clinical trial that’s suitable for you…… Continue reading Joining Clinical Trials: Can I Join? (3)

Joining Clinical Trials: What Do You Gain? What Do You Lose? (2)

In overseas, cancer patients travel from one state to another just to participate in clinical trials that is not available at their home state. Why? This is because they realised the immense benefits of their participation in clinical trial. In Malaysia, patients are not aware of the benefits of clinical trial. Instead, they rather believe…… Continue reading Joining Clinical Trials: What Do You Gain? What Do You Lose? (2)

Joining Clinical Trials: Why Do We Conduct Clinical Trials? (1)

“I do not want to join your clinical trial because I do not want to be lab rat for you to test your medication on me” This is not the first time we hear of this reply when we offered patients to join our clinical trial. Let me be very clear here. Phase 3 clinical…… Continue reading Joining Clinical Trials: Why Do We Conduct Clinical Trials? (1)

Lung Cancer: Clinical Research Data vs. Real World Data. Comparable?

In a conversation with a colleague, I was telling him that it would be nice to have more real world practice data on their treatment for stage 4 lung cancer. It would be interesting to see if results from real world practice is similar (or not) to those reported in clinical trials, which are conducted…… Continue reading Lung Cancer: Clinical Research Data vs. Real World Data. Comparable?