How did you become involved in this clinical trial?

One of the problems is that these types of studies require millions of dollars. The companies producing the therapies cannot afford these types of studies, collectively or individually, so they have to be done by governments.

Up to now, the Canadian government has not funded the large-scale studies required. The American government, through an act of Congress, is mandated, through their National Institutes of Health, to look at these complementary and alternative approaches to human health. I'm part of the National Institutes of Health Steering Committee for the use of these herbal treatments in prostate disease, so because of our interest here in these complementary medical therapies we've been able to get involved in the United States National Institutes of Health studies. Canadian patients are going to be able to take advantage of this association.


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