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Clinical Cancer Trials Coming Soon to Kennewick

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - Research is an important part of treating cancer but finding a wide array of patients to take part in clinical trials can be difficult.

Columbia Basin Hematology and Oncology is one of just 10 sites chosen across the nation to take part in some innovative blood cancer therapies. The idea is to bring these trials closer to where patients live to get more people involved. 

Right now, they are typically only available to people who live near large universities. The closest to the Tri-Cities is in Seattle and for people living here and dealing with the disease that is a difficult trip.

"The goal of these trials, always, is to cure this disease. The goal locally is to make better treatments available to our residents here in Eastern Washington," said Dr. Thomas Rado.

While there can be some fear involved with these types of clinical trials, Dr. Rado assures all of the treatments will have been thoroughly tested and safe for humans. 

The first of the trials will likely begin in the next six months.
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