Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Glade Sun

March 28, 2014

Learn about clinical trials for cancer treatment

CROSSVILLE — In keeping with the purpose of the Fairfield Glade Advisory Committee (NATC) of the American Cancer Society (ACS), this article proposes to inform and implore you, the reader. First the informing. In January, the committee met with Donna McBride, East Tennessee Middle Area Director of the ACS. Several topics within the huge store of knowledge about cancer that continues to accumulate at an accelerating pace were chosen for this series of articles. Clinical trials are the first topic selected, as they have not previously been discussed in our series. 

At the amazing ACS website, cancer.org, I typed in “clinical trials” as my subject of interest. There are 36 pages of constantly updated information available. I have condensed this 36 pages in the first sentence of this paragraph, all you need do is get access to the internet via computer; type in “cancer.org” then at the prompt type “clinical trials.” Beyond those 36 pages is a video the viewer can download to visually walk them through important topics, or read articles on topics such as why the clinical trial process is important to cancer research, and how the ACS clinical trial matching service helps people find the best clinical trials for their cancer treatment. 

One of the most important articles is “Busting Clinical Trials Myths.” It came as news to me that clinical trials should be considered by cancer patients with nearly all forms of cancer and at every stage of the disease. These trials help speed up breakthroughs in cancer care. There are also articles about state and federal laws that require insurance patient coverage during clinical trials, and the free and confidential ACS clinical trials matching program service. This service helps patients, their families and their medical team, identify the most appropriate clinical trials for their medical and personal needs. There are cancer free individuals leading active productive working or retirement years in Fairfield Glade due to their successful experience with clinical trials. If you need more information there is a list of other websites with clinical trials information on cancer.org; locally you may contact your doctor and/or Hope, the local cancer survivor group via Don Vickers, 456-6995 or Gretchen Harvell; 484-4464 for first hand information.    

The informing is complete until next week; now for the imploring. The 2014 NATC campaign will peak the week of April 13 to 19, 2014. Therefore, we implore you to make your donation to fight the war on cancer when you receive our mailed request during the first week of April. There will be a blue envelope to be returned with your annual donation to the ACS. Please note that our blue envelope will only be received the first week of April; we do have copycat blue envelope mailers. It will be the only mailed request from the Fairfield Glade Committee and the only opportunity to have your donation accredited to Fairfield Glade by the ACS. If by chance you do not receive this letter the first week of April; our volunteers will be available at the Village Mall April 14 to 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Your support does make a difference, we are winning the war on cancer!

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