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Clinical trials are controlled, scientific studies that test the safety and effectiveness of specific therapeutic interventions. They could involve a new drug, a different way of administering chemotherapy or a new surgical technique. Clinical trials are the rigorous way to determine whether a new drug works or whether a change in treatments or procedures provides additional benefit or fewer side effects.
Clinical trials are scientific research studies used to discover new or better cancer treatments and care. Most of the major treatment advances for breast cancer are based on results from clinical trials conducted with people in Australia and overseas. Some clinical trials test drugs, while others test treatments, such as radiotherapy and surgery.
Clinical trials are research studies in which people agree to try new therapies under careful supervision in order to help doctors identify the best treatments with the fewest side effects. These studies help improve the overall standard of care. According to the American Cancer Society, a shortage of people taking part in clinical trials is the biggest reason trials aren't done. One factor is that information about current trials and how to enroll in a trial are often not well understood.
Skip to Content. Use the menu to see other pages. Doctors and scientists are always looking for better ways to care for people with metastatic breast cancer.
Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are for breast cancer treatment. All trials on the list are supported by NCI.
Because we recognize that metastatic breast cancer is not just a single disease, we personalize clinical trials to each patient's type of cancer and diagnosis, matching patients with the trial that is the most compelling and relevant for their kind of breast cancer. We are conducting multiple clinical trials to study the effect of new targeted drugs, particularly in patients with metastatic disease. Much of the research work performed at Dana-Farber has resulted in treatment breakthroughs and new standards of care for patients with metastatic disease.
Harold Burstein, M. Clinical trials for those with advanced breast cancer often center on studying new drug treatments. They might also study new doses or schedules of drugs, or new ways of measuring treatment response, or new types of supportive care.
Before selecting your treatment plan, you should first understand the difference between standard treatment and clinical trials. If a breast cancer clinical trial is an option for you, your doctor will explain the possible trade-offs with the trial treatment versus standard treatment. Together with your medical team, you will need to decide what treatment method is the best for you and your health.
Study record managers: refer to the Data Element Definitions if submitting registration or results information. OUTLINE: Dendritic cells are taken from the leukapheresis product obtained during the peripheral blood stem cell transplant procedure performed prior to treatment on this study. Approximately days after the peripheral blood stem cell transplant, patients receive CEA RNA pulsed dendritic cells IV every 3 weeks for a total of 4 doses.