Scope 48 - A patient's perspective
30 July 2012, Cancer
Two years ago, I attended the opening of the Keith & Faith Taylor Cancer Research Laboratories at the Malaghan Institute, in the capacity of a patient with Non-curative Stage 4 Metastatic Melanoma and a recipient of the Institutes Compassionate Use Cancer Vaccine Programme. Recently, I learnt of the proposed 2013 Melanoma Clinical Trial and am absolutely thrilled.
From a patients perspective, scientific and medical advances and breakthroughs are incredibly important; particularly as patients with metastatic melanoma currently face few treatment options. I still believe a vaccine is our best chance of supporting and backing our immune system in the midst of a cancer challenge. Put simply, the vaccine makes sense.
I am incredibly excited to learn the recruiting of melanoma patients will commence early 2013. The opportunity for patients to participate in the trials is fantastic news and I wish the team and all involved all the best.
I continue to remain well and achieved my dream trip to Ireland earlier this year, a dream I didnt think possible three years ago.
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