Clinical Trial of a Cancer patient
I am writing a little bit about Clinical trials on cancer patients. These trials are performed to figure out the best way to treat cancer. In the early phase of clinical trials, patients that are diagnosed with cancer have to sign a treaty that they are participating in the clinical trial to help with their pain. The pain from the cancer is severe. Patient will be told about the medication , the side effects , and the potential benefits. Then patient will sign the consent form. In this trial they have to keep a diary on how much pain is controlled and how much different doses of the medicine took. The patient will receive a box of pain meds and it will contains pills of different strengths. Then 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes after medication the pain level has to be note down each time. If the pain improves and is well controlled then the dose have to be taken when it is needed. If this doen’t work then an increased dose has to be given next time. This will figure out the best way to treat cancer pain. In first phase of pain medication trial a very low dose will be given which will show effect or not, depends. Now to get relief from pain the dose has to be increased may be four times and that gives a relief from pain but with sleep. So controlling most of the pain that has to be done with lowering the dose and without falling asleep. If the pain for the cancer become worse so the highest dose can also be given.
Faculty of Bioinformatics