Patients

Patients

Volunteering for a Clinical Trial:

The decision to participate in a clinical trial is an important one. Please consider the following resources while evaluating if volunteering for a clinical trial is right for you.

In a video produced by the National Lung Cancer Partnership, "Making the Decision to Enter a Lung Cancer Clinical Trial", it tells the story of four lung cancer patients' experiences as participants in clinical trials:

Making the Decision to Enter a Lung Cancer Clinical Trial

Before you decide to participate in a clinical trial, please view the following information to help you make an informed decision on whether or not participating in a clinical trial is right for you: Volunteering for a Clinical Trial.

Prior to agreeing to participate, every volunteer should know and understand what will happen during your participation in a clinical trial.  Please visit the following link for important information about making an informed decision; including Questions to Ask and What You Should Know:  Informed Consent

The Center for Information & Study On Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) shares information for patients interested in participating in clinical trials, and provides free educational materials: CISCRP

Clinicaltrials.gov a service of the National Institutes of Health is a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world.  To search for clinical trials available please visit: Clinical Trials

For information about support programs, services, clinical trials, and much more please visit the American Cancer Society.

The following patient resources are located on the Cancer Trials Support Unit (CTSU) website, a service of the National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Lung Cancer News and Resources

What you need to know about Lung Cancer

The following UKHealthCare publication provides information for patients interested in participating in clinical trials. The risks, benefits, specific types, and protection provided for clinical trials are discussed, and it is available in PDF to download and print:

Should you participate in a Research Study?

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Clinical Research Studies

Browse UK's Markey Cancer Center listing of currently enrolling clinical research studies by cancer type, treatment, doctor: Markey Cancer Center Trials

Browse UL's Brown Cancer Center listing of currently enrolling clinical research studies by cancer type, treatment, doctor: Brown Cancer Center Trials

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Sharing Our Stories: Nancy Alvey's Battle with Lung Cancer

University of Louisville Health Care, James Graham Brown Cancer Center

This blog is a comprehensive eight-part series that covers many topics for patients battling lung cancer. Nancy Alvey's inspirational story captured on video through the James Graham Brown Cancer Center's website is a great resource for patients. The videos are her personal account of the disease and are aimed to provide inspiration to other patients facing the same battle.

Nancy is co-founder of Lung Cancer Alliance and a volunteer for Drive Cancer Out. In her sixth year as a survivor she remains focused to get the Federal Legislature to pass the Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act.

Please take part in viewing Nancy's journey with the disease at the following link:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLv5PcwSK7DSWpmWBZVhFFL7eLZrnbzSVG

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Markey Menu: Nutrition for You

Hosted by Rachel C. Miller, Registered Dietitian at the UK Markey Cancer Center

This blog is focused on providing tips ranging from taste changes to cancer survivorship. Good nutrition and exercise are key to improving cancer treatment outcomes and survivorship. This blog helps patients and caregivers with their nutrition before, during, and after cancer treatment.

http://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/markey_blog.aspx?blogid=1778

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Brown Cancer Resource Center-

The M. Krista Loyd Resource Center:

The services of the resource center are an extension of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center's multidisciplinary approach to cancer care. The M. Krista Loyd Resource Center is open to all cancer patients, their family members, friends, caregivers, and other interested parties. All of the services are free. A physician referral is not required. Most classes and services offered below require pre-registration, so please call the M. Krista Loyd Resource Center at 502-562-7092 to find out more information.

Educational materials, videos, and Internet access to cancer-related websites are offered to patients, while their staff provides information patients need to cope with their condition and its treatment. Patients are connected with support groups and other free services that can help in the healing process such as:

  • Behavioral Oncology
  • Art Therapy
  • Chemotherapy Education Classes
  • Disease Specific Support Groups
  • Cosmetic Demonstrations
  • Nutrition Classes
  • Massage Therapy
  • Reiki
  • Image Lab
  • Lunch and Learn
  • Arts in Healing Program

For more information about Brown Cancer Center's Mint Jubilee Cancer Resource Center please visit this website: BCC’s M. Krista Loyd Resource Center

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For more information about the Kentucky Lung Cancer Research Program, please visit:

Kentucky Lung Cancer Research Program

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For additional resources and a glossary of clinical trial terms please visit our Resource Page.

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