Why I Joined a Clinical Trial

I was excited at the prospect of having a vaccine to help others not have to go through the hardship of cancer and its treatment. This was an opportunity for me contribute to that research.

~ Cherri Carlson

Type(s) of Trial: Prevention

Trial Link(s): Vaccine Therapy in Preventing Cancer Recurrence in Patients With Non-Metastatic, Node Positive, HER2 Negative Breast Cancer That is in Remission (WOKVAC)

I would encourage anyone to get on a clinical trial. I truly believe it saved my life.

~ Colleen Carpenter

Type(s) of Trial: Treatment

Trial Link(s): Bevacizumab and Intravenous or Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Stage II-III Ovarian Epithelial Cancer, Fallopian Tube Cancer, or Primary Peritoneal Cancer

I have dedicated my life to serving others, since I was being diagnosed and treated for cancer: I am more aware of people's struggles. Knowing that with my participation in a clinical study I contribute a grain of sand to the well-being of many people… Fills me with great satisfaction.

~ Miosotis Del Valle

Type(s) of Trial: Treatment

Trial Link(s): Testing the Addition of a New Anti-Cancer Drug, Triapine, to the Usual Chemotherapy Treatment (Cisplatin) During Radiation Therapy for Advanced-stage Cervical and Vaginal Cancers

I chose to participate in this clinical trial to do as much as I could to contribute to something that may potentially benefit others in the future. I hope my participation can one day provide researchers and doctors with answers on how to best help future patients!

~ Payton Dowling

Type(s) of Trial: Supportive Care

Trial Link(s): Carvedilol in Preventing Heart Failure in Childhood Cancer Survivors

I feel that as an African American we do not participate in programs that could BE and sometimeS ARE beneficial to us. I hope by my participation this will encourage others African American women to be more open. Our health is so important to our family members and our community. I hope this will bring about a change and especially in this area of breast imaging.

~ Marsha Dukes

Type(s) of Trial: Screening

Trial Link(s): TMIST – Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial 2D vs 3D Breast Cancer Screening

When I was first diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2005, I was focused on my own recovery. When I heard that I could participate in a trial for targeted radiation therapy I jumped at the chance to help other women, and myself, benefit from the latest technology (but the additional layers of surveillance were also a comfort!)

~ Susan English Fetcho

Type(s) of Trial: Treatment

Trial Link(s): Radiation Therapy (WBI Versus PBI) in Treating Women Who Have Undergone Surgery For Ductal Carcinoma In Situ or Stage I or Stage II Breast Cancer

I hope my participation has enabled the NCI to further their important research.

~ Jennifer Fish

Type(s) of Trial: Treatment

Trial Link(s): Phase III Trial of Bisphosphanates as Adjuvant Therapy for Primary Breast Cancer

I did it not so much for me, but for my children and grandchildren. Hope that this drug will help eliminate polyps.

~ Daryl Gossen

Type(s) of Trial: Prevention

Trial Link(s): Erlotinib Hydrochloride in Reducing Duodenal Polyp Burden in Patients With Familial Adenomatous Polyposis at Risk of Developing Colon Cancer

The cancer treatments that saved my life today were the results of clinical trials from yesterday. I participate in a clinical trial now to help save the patients of tomorrow.

~ Donna Marie Gross

Type(s) of Trial: Treatment

Trial Link(s): Endocrine Therapy With or Without Abemaciclib (LY2835219) Following Surgery in Participants With Breast Cancer (monarchE)

It was simple and easy. I am happy to be a part of something that may help provide answers for next generations.

~ Michelle Hanley

Type(s) of Trial: Screening

Trial Link(s): TMIST–Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial 2D vs 3D breast cancer screening

Research is critical to advancing our knowledge and developing new medical treatments. I chose to participate in a clinical trial to hopefully advance science and help others in the future.

~ LuAnn Harris

Type(s) of Trial: Screening

Trial Link(s): TMIST –Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial 2D vs 3D Breast Cancer Screening

I decided to participate in the clinical trial to help researchers help cancer patients like myself.

~ Liliana Hernandez-Cruz

Type(s) of Trial: Treatment

Trial Link(s): Doxorubicin Hydrochloride and Cyclophosphamide Followed by Paclitaxel With or Without Carboplatin in Treating Patients With Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

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