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Last update: 07/06/2010

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 Clinical Trials for Lymphoma | Resources

Optimize Consults

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Confidential CLINICAL TRIAL SURVEY  For Oncologists Treating
Lymphoma Patients PDF 

Purpose: to identify obstacles to enrolling patients in clinical trials.
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Free brochure ~ Preparing for Doctor Visits - PDF

Helps to save time, and optimize office visits. 
Contact us and we will send this brochure to your office for distribution to your patients

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Guidance from patients on how to make office visits a positive experience - PAL

 Patient perspectives on ... 
 
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Personnel
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Waiting Rooms 
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Scheduling & Test Results 
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Consults
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Treatment Days
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What NOT To Say To A Cancer Survivor  Kathy on WebMagic

"You may not realize this (or you may have just forgotten), but we hang on every word you say. 

We take everything literally. We watch the expression on your face and the way your eyes move when you talk to us. You can make or break our spirit with a word or a look. 

We know you're very busy and that you are overworked, exhausted and probably w-a-y under 
compensated, but I'm fighting for my life here. Please choose your words carefully, let the 
compassion that led you into medicine show in your eyes, and give me a hug or squeeze 
my hand now and then.

And whatever you do, don't ever be guilty of saying that you don't want to give a patient "false hope." There's no such thing. A miracle could be just around the corner. It's happened before 
(think Gleevec), and it will happen again and again and again."

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Drugs/Supplements Interactions

Topic Search: ASCO | Medscape | Web

MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting ~ Home page - FDA
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MedWatch Safety Information  - FDA

Safety Alerts for Drugs, Biologics, Devices, and Dietary Supplements 
Medical product safety alerts, Class I recalls, market withdrawals, public health advisories
 

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Mandatory Reporting Form 3500 - PDF 
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Voluntary Reporting Form 3500A -  PDF 
Drug / Herb Interaction checker - Drugdigest.org
Supplement Interactions and Alerts - also see PAL
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Consumerlab news on supplements- independent review - consumerlab.com 
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Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) - FDA Summary of GRAS Notices - FDA.org
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Herb information with drug interactions - AltCareDex 
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Herbal Medicines Uses and Abuses - Forest Hills Physicians Group
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Longwood Herbal Task Force - http://www.mcp.edu/herbal/ 
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston.
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Natural Medicine comprehensive databases - http://www.naturaldatabase.com/  
(requires subscription)
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Supplement Recall Info - Consumer Labs
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Clinical Trials for Lymphoma

These tools will enable you to quickly locate clinical studies that may be appropriate for your patients, and help to make progress against the disease.

by treatment type

Includes links to related PubMed abstracts

by lymphoma subtype

Includes filters for newly diagnosed or recurrent disease

Other

Includes filters for age, frontline, grade, phase, stage, and refractory disease
 

by State or Country

Locate lymphoma studies in your state or country

Clinical Trials of Interest for Lymphoma

 Perhaps the sheer number of trials for lymphoma is an obstacle to enrollment? That, and the complexity of evaluating each and how it may relate to one's circumstance and treatment goals.

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Resources for Physicians

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AFT - American Family Physician online - AFP
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Approaching Difficult Communication Tasks in Oncology - amcancersoc.org
Anthony L. Back, MD, Robert M. Arnold, MD, Walter F. Baile, MD, 
James A. Tulsky, MD and Kelly Fryer-Edwards, PhD
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ASCO - American Society of Clinical Oncology - ASCO
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Clinical Practice Guidelines - ASCO
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ASH - American Society of Hematology - ASH
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Brian Druker on why it’s essential doctors speak the same language 
as their patients - HemOncToday.com  (free login req.) 
 
Listen to the questions patients ask to be sure they understand what they’re hearing.
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How Should Doctors Break Bad News? parade.com  
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Online Journals: 
The Oncologist
| Clinical Cancer Research | Journal of Clinical Oncology
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ASCO - American Society of Clinical Oncology - ASCO
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Medscape - Medscape
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Research Tools - PAL
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Support: Cancer Patients Often Forget Details of Doctor Visit cancerpage.com 

Communicating prognosis requires careful tailoring to individual patient's preferences for 
more or less information and balancing the needs for clear information while maintaining 
hope," the researchers write.
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Virtual Hospital - vh.org 
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