50% of trials fail due to lack of enrollment. In other words, because patients don't find out about a trial and enroll, we never get to find out if the treatment could work.
The 5-year survival rate for people with cancerous brain or CNS tumors is 34% for men and 36% for women.
36% of patients NEVER discussed clinical trials with their provider
Despite there being NO FDA approved cure
only 2-3% of cancer patients ever enroll in clinical trials.
Untreated, about 50 percent of people with RRMS transition to secondary-progressive MS (SPMS) within a decade of the initial diagnosis.
When my father was diagnosed with brain cancer, i called my dear friend Bernson for advice. He had been diagnosed with a rare Sarcoma a year earlier. He apologized for not getting back to me sooner and offered lots of positivity. When I received the call that he had passed a few days later, it occurred to me: he had selflessly spent one of his last days offering nothing but hope.
I am dedicating my work for FastTrek to Bernson, my father, and the countless courageous people who fight cancer and have fought cancer while living life to the fullest every day they can.
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