Clinical trials, also called
research studies, are treatments in which the
goal is to find better ways to treat a disease.
In our practice, we focus on studies related
not only to treating breast cancer but also
preventing, detecting, and identifying individuals
who may be at greater risk for developing breast
participate in clinical trials because we are
interested in providing our patients with the
most up-to-date information and opportunities
to treat their breast cancer. Clinical trials
not only look at new treatments but sometimes
look at the way we are providing current treatment
in an effort to improve the quality of care.
Because of clinical trials, many people with
cancer are now living longer. Sometimes participating
in a clinical trial may not help you directly
but may help others by gaining information
to improve cancer treatment.
you choose to participate in a clinical trial,
you will be fully informed of all the facts
about a study, and the possible benefits and
risks of the program. This process is called
informed consent. If you agree to participate,
you will be given a consent to read and sign.
Of course, signing a consent form does
not mean you must stay in a study - you
can leave at any time. It just means
we have told you everything you need
to know before participating.
of the research initiatives we have participated
North American Fareston versus Tamoxifen Adjuvant
Tamoxifen – Longer Against
Cancer Sentinel Lymph Node Registry
Registry of Image-Guided Biopsy
GELLMARK ULTRA Biopsy Evaluation by Sonography
Test (Best) Registry
- The MammoSite Registry
Click here for more information about the SEDE
Study of women at high-risk for breast cancer,