Kris Galvin, Clinical Research Nurse (Street Articles Author)
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Hi. My greatest pride and joy are my three daughters and young grandson. My career has been in health care as a Registered Nurse for 16 years. I found my home working as an Oncology Clinical Research Nurse. I love my work. I help cancer patients who are eligible to participate in cancer trials to navigate the unfamiliar territory of cancer treatment within the trial design.I ease their fears. I encourage them. I offer them hope. I let them know they are very special people.

My goal is to reach millions of people and to make Clinical Trials and participating in them a common conversation. I want people comfortable with the topic. Cancer is changing. The treatments have improved. People live much longer with a very good quality of life. That being said there are many treatments that must be improved. There are still cancers that we have not slowed down. Research is vital to finding the best cures, that allow the best quality of life.

Please read the article entitled "Do You Know a Hero?" My brother Zach is my hero. Please read about him. His hard work inspires me to keep at it.

Questions and comments are welcome!

Myths About Clinical Trials - Lets Clarify!
Fact or fiction? Often we are afraid of what we don’t understand. Right? I know before I took part in a clinical trial I didn’t know what they were all about and I was a nurse! So I want to share with you some of the myths that keep folks…
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Why Should I Participate In A Clinical Trial?
As a clinical research nurse I want to get the word out that participating in a clinical trial is generally a win-win opportunity. Let’s explore together the types of research within a clinical trial you may be asked to participate in. The more you understand what is both offered and…
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Cancer Clinical Trial Participants Are Heroes
Gratitude. “Thankfulness, gratefulness, or appreciation is a feeling, emotion or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive.” Oprah often spoke about gratitude and how important it is each and every day of our life to stop and give thanks. My work with cancer patients…
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How Are Clinical Trials Designed?
Clinical trials have a specific design which allows for a step by step analysis - slow and deliberate - of new drugs, new treatments, new diagnostic tests, as well as quality of life and economic issues. Research teams made up of scientists and physicians from around the world gather together…
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Do You Know A Hero?
Imagine being told you have Stage IV cancer and you are only 25 years old. Imagine it is the end of the summer you’re preparing for your first day on the job as a new high school teacher and you have just been told that you will be starting chemotherapy…
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Puddle Jumper - A Life Vest for Toddlers
Toddlers in general love the water and have no fear - in they go, ready or not! On the other hand, there are some little ones who are frightened by the water, do not understand how easy it is to fall in and suddenly are in trouble. In either case…
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Side Effects From My Second Medication for CML 2004
Greetings! This is article 2 in a series of 3 articles describing the side effects I have experienced on each of the three drugs I have been prescribed while treating my CML the last 8 years. Article 1 "Side Effects From My Second Medication for CML 2004" referenced the side…
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Side Effects From My Third Medication for CML 2007-Present
Greetings! This is the third of three articles I wrote to share my experience and side effects of the three medications I have taken for my CML. The first drug was Interferon, followed by Gleevec, and currently I continue with Sprycel. I was diagnosed back in 2003 and am delighted…
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Side Effects From My First Medication for CML 2003
Greetings! I imagine if you have chosen this article to read either you or someone you know has Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML). This is actually the first of three short articles describing the side effects I have experienced from the three medications I have taken over my last 8 years…
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Will I Die From Chronic Myeloid Leukemia?
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) is one of four major types of leukemia. Leukemia is one of a number of blood cancers. Groundbreaking discoveries have been made in the last 10 years in the treatment of CML. Due to the major advancements in medication treatment patients no longer hear the devastating…
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Side Effects From My Third Medication for CML 2007-Present
Greetings! This is the third of three articles I wrote to share my experience and side effects of the…
Side Effects From My Second Medication for CML 2004
Greetings! This is article 2 in a series of 3 articles describing the side effects I have experienced…
Where Can I Borrow A Life Jacket?
During my continued research regarding life jackets and water safety I learned about a wonderful program…
Sink Or Swim - Is Your Childs Lifejacket On?
Being prepared for a water emergency takes planning. For a personal flotation device to work effectively…
Quality Life Jackets Save Lives
Quality Life Jackets advocates the use of life jackets by all who participate in water sport activity.…
How to Choose A Life Jacket Or Personal Flotation Device
Choosing a life jacket is an important decision. To make choosing your life jacket easier we have provided…
Side Effects From My First Medication for CML 2003
Greetings! I imagine if you have chosen this article to read either you or someone you know has Chronic…
How to Repair, Clean, And Maintain Your Life Jacket
Repair Please do not repair your life jacket, life vest, or any personal flotation device. In the event…
Will I Die From Chronic Myeloid Leukemia?
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) is one of four major types of leukemia. Leukemia is one of a number of…
Myths About Clinical Trials - Lets Clarify!
Fact or fiction? Often we are afraid of what we don’t understand. Right? I know before I took part…