Though too late for some, law to ease clinical trials

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Though too late for some, law to ease clinical trials

Columbus Dispatch – Michael Pinney went through months of pain before doctors removed his gallbladder.

But that didn’t erase the pain. And when his urine turned orange in mid-September, he went to the emergency department at Mount Carmel East.

It was there that physicians diagnosed inoperable stage 4 pancreatic cancer that had metastasized to his liver.

The survival period of late-stage pancreatic cancer usually is less than a year.

Pinney, 42, and his fiancee, Angela Pace, worked from his hospital bed to set up appointments with cancer experts at Ohio State University Medical Center, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

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