Biological therapies for cancer in young people
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- Stephen is a student. Recently he has spent most of his time raising funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust. He is single. Ethnic background/nationality: White British.
So at the moment yeah, we’re, we’re waiting to see if I’m eligible for another for a clinical trial.
So you’re waiting to see whether you’re eligible?
Yeah and if I have this specific mutation then this monoclonal antibody drug it probably, will probably just go for it and try so in terms of how I feel about clinical trials, the efficacy for me might not be huge, the chances it will actually do something is very slim. With this one it’s a bit higher because there’s a proposed mechanism of why I might interact well so I’ll probably give it a go. But if it doesn’t work for me there’s a feeling, well the fact that you help patients in the future is important so I’m happy to help.
We have some experiences of adults who have had biological therapies for cancer that you might find useful:
Last reviewed December 2017.
Last updated December 2017.