Researchers constantly look for new ways to diagnose and treat breast cancer.
New medications and treatment procedures must pass rigorous testing before they are accepted for general use with patients.
Clinical trials examine new drugs and procedures to find better and safer ways of treating breast cancer. The only way to be certain a new treatment is safe, more effective or with fewer side effects is to see how actual patients respond.
Clinical trials for new drugs take years to complete the entire process. Participants in clinical trials may help make new drugs possible by volunteering for the studies.
Your doctor can help you examine the risks and benefits of participating in breast cancer clinical trials.
Marshfield Clinic Research Institute conducts
breast cancer clinical trials in several research areas.