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Independent Naturopathic Clinic Receives Groundbreaking Research Grant: Partners with Global Pharmaceutical Company to Study Relief of Cancer Drug Side Effects
Date:11/5/2013

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) November 05, 2013

Northwest Natural Health Specialty Care Clinic (NNH) announced today it has been awarded a $560,000 research grant by Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company to conduct a multiple clinical site investigation into the use of natural medicine to mitigate a side effect of bortezomib (Velcade®), an FDA approved, new generation targeted chemotherapy approved for the treatment of multiple myeloma and other cancers.

NNH created the research protocol for this FDA approved, double blinded, placebo-controlled trial and will direct its implementation at 5 clinical research institutions: Swedish Cancer Institute (part of Swedish Medical Center) in Seattle WA, Island Hospital in Anacortes WA, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital (Northstar Lodge) in Yakima WA, Cancer Care Northwest in Spokane WA, and Northwest Medical Specialties in Puyallup WA.

The trial will run for 2 years and focus on mitigating a potential side effect of Velcade®, peripheral neuropathy, a numbness of the fingers and toes. This clinical investigation utilizes a combination of a natural amino acid (amino acids are the building blocks of dietary protein) and a special form of a B vitamin to limit Velcade® induced neuropathy.

“This clinical trial is consistent with Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company’s commitment to continually improve cancer care,” said Randy Everett, Scientific Alliances & Research,
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