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9/26/06-Tyler

East Texans Diagnosed With Breast Cancer Needed For Clinical Trial

East Texans diagnosed with breast cancer there's a new clinical trial underway and doctors need your help.  Oncologist at Tyler Cancer Center say they need more patients to participate in the trial. They are looking for patients with metastatic breast cancer, stage 4 disease. Doctors say the patients must have failed 3 of the major treatments in order to qualify for the clinical trial. The drug used in the study is synthetic and treatments are given once a week.

"This is a group of patients that we have very little choice as a treatment option.  This is a possibility for patients to participate in a trial to use a new treatment which is not FDA approved to be treated for stage 4 disease," says Dr. Svetislava Vukelja, Oncologist at Tyler Cancer Center.

If you would like more information on this clinical trial call the Tyler Cancer Center at 903-579-9874. 

Karolyn Davis, reporting.  kdavis@kltv.com 

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