Clinical Trials and Breast Health
Clinical trials are instrumental in discovering new, and sometimes better, ways to prevent, detect, diagnose or treat breast cancer. At Edith Sanford Breast Center, we lead and can offer patients access to dozens of national and international clinical trials from every facet of breast health. This allows our team of breast cancer experts to offer the most advanced treatment options to our patients.
The importance of clinical trials
Every treatment and every medication was once part of a clinical trial. For each clinical trial, a courageous act by a few potentially leads to breakthrough breast cancer care and treatment options that would not otherwise be available. Clinical trials offer our breast cancer patients the next generation of treatments. Additionally, they are invaluable to researchers, doctors and specialists, as they help find new diagnostic, treatment, care and survivorship methods.
Joining a clinical trial
The choice to participate in a clinical trial is personal, depends on your situation and should be made between you and your doctor. It's important to know that anyone who participates in a clinical trial will always get the standard treatment for breast cancer. By participating in a clinical trial, researchers are adding an additional medication or treatment to further study its effectiveness.