The Following Information Comes From Diana Dyer, MS, RD, author of A Dietitian'Cancer Story. (excerpted from her Summer, 2002 Newsletter) www.CancerRD.com
Bladder Cancer - Antioxidant Therapy Clinical Trial Information
As mentioned above, many people have written to me asking
if antioxidants will help them improve their odds of recovering
from various cancers, including bladder cancer. I have now
posted extensive information on my web site
(http://www.cancerrd.com/FAQs/FAQ50.htm) about a
current multi-site clinical trial for bladder cancer patients
that will be evaluating this question.
The protocol, led by Dr. Donald Lamm at the Urology Department
of The Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ, is first randomizing
patients into 2 different types of cancer therapy for bladder
cancer. Then each of those groups will be randomized into
2 groups that will receive different levels of antioxidants from
supplements as additional therapeutic intervention.
between response to treatment, including time to recurrence,
will be determined. Patients are currently being recruited for
this study at many sites around the country. My web site has
information to help someone with bladder cancer find a study
This is exactly the type of clinical trial that needs to be done
for all different types of cancer. I hope more research
of this type is done studying each of the multiple types of
cancer and therapies being used so that cancer patients
(and their health care providers) have human data on which
to make nformed decisions regarding the use of antioxidants
concurrent with cancer therapy.
Thanks to Diana Dyer.
LINK through Diana Dyer's site
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