Clinical trials can provide an opportunity to try new treatments and possibly benefit from them. They also allow people to contribute to the science of breast cancer treatment that will benefit others for years to come.
Some clinical trials compare a new treatment to the standard of care. So, not everyone in the trial will get the new treatment. However, even those who don’t get the new treatment will get the standard treatment, just as if they did not join the trial.
People with metastatic breast cancer should talk with their oncologists about clinical trials. But like all aspects of cancer care, the decision to join a clinical trial is a very personal one.
Learn more about clinical trials and find a list of questions to ask your doctor about clinical trials.
If your medical center does not offer clinical trials, you may want to get a referral to a cancer center that offers clinical trials of new metastatic breast cancer treatments.
In addition, BreastCancerTrials.org in collaboration with Susan G. Komen offers a custom matching service to help you find a clinical trial for people with metastatic breast cancer.
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