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Clinical Trials: real stories

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Hear from people affected by blood cancer about their experiences with clinical trials and also from those who have contacted our Clinical Trials Support Service

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Shibu's Story – AML

Shibu was 42 years old when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Here, he explains what led him to take part in a clinical trial, the challenges he faced, and how he benefited.


Ed's Story – CLL

Ed shares his story of how our Clinical Trials Support Service helped support him through his diagnosis of CLL

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Rachel's Story – Myeloma

Rachel contacted the Clinical Trials Support Service to find out whether she could potentially take part in a clinical trial and contribute to blood cancer research.

Nicky's Story – CLL

After three years on watch and wait following a blood cancer diagnosis, Nicky enrolled on a clinical trial. In March this year, recruitment for the trial closed. To mark the occasion, Nicky reflects on her positive experiences from the trial.

David's Story – CLL

Deciding on whether to enrol on a clinical trial can be a tough decision, as David knows all too well. Find out why he eventually said yes to taking part, what he's learned about the process, and how he's benefiting from the research it offers.

Jane Leahy, blood cancer patient, with her family in front of a church.

Jane's Story – AML

Here, Jane reflects on the painful symptoms and "horrible" side effects of her blood cancer treatment, and explains that without taking part in a clinical trial, she wouldn't be here today.

Johanna, holding hands with two female family members in a house.

Johanna's Story – CLL

Johanna was told that she had only one treatment option available to her – to take part in our clinical trial. Thanks to this, Johanna was able to control her leukaemia and spend more valuable time with her family.

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Clinical Trials: More News and Blogs

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Connect with others on a clinical trial

Looking to speak to other people who have experience with being on a clinical trial? Why not join our Online Community Forum and connect with others who can understand.

Online Community Forum: Clinical Trials

Thank you to everyone who has shared their stories of being on a clinical trial.