Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Every clinical trial, and the contribution of each participant within that trial, moves the medical community closer to understanding how to treat and potentially cure CLL. You might consider a trial at any point in your treatment process.
Significant research is underway to find new or improved methods of treating CLL, including chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, triple combination drug therapies and delving into existing and potential serious side effects to find improved ways of managing them.
As with any cancer treatment, the therapies used in research studies have risks, but they also have potential benefits. More specialists will be involved in your care because you will be monitored by the medical team managing your trial as well as by your regular oncologist. And, simply by participating, you will be a partner in cancer research, helping improve treatments for future patients.
Ask your medical team whether a clinical trial may benefit your treatment plan. As they look for trials, you can look, too. For more information about how to search for a trial, visit: PatientResource.com/Clinical_Trials_Search