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PCUK Nurse Jeni
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Welcome to this new forum on clinical trials

Postby PCUK Nurse Jeni » Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:37 am

Welcome to this new forum on clinical trials, we hope this will be place where you can discuss questions about clinical trials and share your experience of taking part in trials.

john27
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Re: Welcome to this new forum on clinical trials

Postby john27 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:01 am

Hi

Are there any trials going on using vitamin A injections that you know of?

Thanks
John

PCUK Nurse Jeni
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Re: Welcome to this new forum on clinical trials

Postby PCUK Nurse Jeni » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:07 am

Hi John,

I'm afraid we are not aware of any current clinical trials using Vitamin A. The research in the press this week involving the use of vitamin A, was early stage research in the laboratory setting. The research findings were positive in showing that vitamin A may have a place in the treatment of pancreatic cancer, and these research findings could lead to the development of new treatment methods.

However, unfortunately it is still a long way from a new treatment being available. These research findings will now need to be taken forward into clinical research. You can read more about this piece of our research on our website http://www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk/PDF/ ... Cancer.pdf

You may also like to know that Pancreatic Cancer UK has a list of the clinical trials currentlly available in the UK for pancreatic cancer on our website http://www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk/research_trials.htm

Kind regards

Anna