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Question:

From New Jersey, USA:

In your professional opinion, how long does a clinical trial take before it is ready for use? For example, the studies from Dr. Denise Faustman at Harvard has been cited in various journals of curing type 1. However, it seems like years have been passing before a possible cure is available to the public.

Answer:

Sometimes two to five years, sometimes 10-15 years. It depends upon the complexity, how many patients are enrolled in initial trials, how well they are run, if they are double-blind controlled trials with large numbers and sufficient years etc. Good science always takes a long time since we want to make sure that we can interpret the results and whether or not there are serious side effects from the intervention being proposed.

SB

DTQ-20050502194135
Original posting 29 May 2005
Posted to Research: Cure

  
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