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Breast Cancer Clinical Trial Information

The breast cancer protocol information is intended for use by a healthcare professional. If you have questions about a referral, please contact your provider.

Different types of clinical trials are appropriate at different times in the disease process. Below is a list of the different types of studies offered at the Arizona Cancer Center.

If after reviewing your clinical information, you are found to be a candidate for a clinical trial at the Arizona Cancer Center, an appointment can be made for your evaluation.

If you live in one of the communities that is a site for the Arizona Telemedicine Program, this initial appointment may be made via teleconferencing. You and your provider would be able to interact directly with a medical oncologist at the Arizona Cancer Center and discuss your condition.


Prevention/Early Detection

 

Prevention studies are done to find ways to reduce the risk of getting breast cancer. Participants are usually people who are considered “high-risk”, or more likely to develop breast cancer.
Early Detection studies are done to find new ways to detect breast cancer early on.

If you are interested in a Prevention/Early Detection, please go to the Arizona Cancer Center clinical trials web page.


Phase I Studies

 

Phase I studies are the first step in the clinical trial process. These studies test a new type of cancer treatment and are only given to a small number of participants. The purpose is to learn how to administer the treatment safely. People who are eligible for phase I studies are not eligible for standard therapy.

If you are interested in a Phase I study, please go to the Arizona Cancer Center clinical trials web page.



Treatment

Primary

 

Primary treatment studies are for patients whose cancer is still localized to their breast, meaning it has not spread to any other part of their body.

If you are interested in a Primary treatment study, please go to the Arizona Cancer Center clinical trials web page.

 

Metastatic

 

Metastatic treatment studies are for patients whose cancer is no longer localized to their breast, meaning it has spread to other parts of their body. These patients have stage IV breast cancer.

If you are interested in a Metastic treatment study, please go to the Arizona Cancer Center clinical trials web page.


Supportive Care

 

Supportive Care studies explore new ways to improve the comfort and quality of life of cancer patients, and cancer survivors along with their families or caregivers.

If you are interested in a Supportive Care study, please go to the Arizona Cancer Center clinical trials web page.

 

 

 

 

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