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Clinical Trials & Research Studies

Breast cancer clinical trials, also called clinical studies, are a type of research study that tests how well new medical approaches work in people. These studies test new methods of screening, prevention, diagnosis or treatment.

In this section, get basic information about breast cancer clinical trials for people who are newly diagnosed, explore whether taking part in a clinical trial is right for you and find studies you may be eligible to participate in.

You can also get information and updates on other breast cancer research studies that follow participants over time to determine treatment outcomes.

Researchers Study Treatment Decisions

A study being conducted at Temple University, in Philadelphia, seeks to explore how women who have just been diagnosed with breast cancer make treatment decisions. The researchers are looking for women who are newly diagnosed and have not yet started treatment. Participants may live anywhere in the United States.

Study Exploring Uncertainty and Daily Spiritual Experiences After Breast Cancer

A study designed to learn more about uncertainty, perceived threat, stress, positive appraisal and daily spiritual experiences in women with breast cancer or a history of breast cancer is actively recruiting.

The Step by Step Study

The Step by Step research study is recruiting women affected by breast cancer for a free, 12-week walking program facilitated online. 

The Health of Women (HOW) Study

The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation and the Beck Research Institute at City of Hope created a one-of-a-kind online study to examine breast cancer causes, treatment and prevention.

Observational Study Seeks Women with Metastatic HER2 Positive Breast Cancer

The new SystHERs (Systematic Therapies for HER2 positive Metastatic Breast Cancer Study) Registry seeks to enroll 1,000 people with HER2 positive metastatic breast cancer to analyze treatment patterns and outcomes. 

Trial Explores Anti-Estrogen Treatments and Chemotherapy

Researchers seek 4,000 participants for a clinical trial that will study whether hormonal therapy alone is adequate treatment for early-stage invasive breast cancer that traveled to one to three axillary lymph nodes and is found to be of low or intermediate risk for recurrence by genomic tests. 

Study of Ovarian Failure Needs Newly Diagnosed Young Women

Premenopausal women who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer and have not yet had chemotherapy are needed to participate in a study looking at biological factors that may relate to ovarian insufficiency after chemotherapy. 

Trial to Investigate Benefits of Education and Exercise for Lymphedema

Researchers seek women newly diagnosed with stage I-III breast cancer planning to undergo axillary lymph node dissection for a study on preventing and treating lymphedema.

Trial May Advance Personalized Medicine

If you are newly diagnosed, find out whether you are eligible to participate in I-SPY2, a trial measuring the effectiveness of adding new medicines to standard chemotherapy given before surgery.

Trial Examines Optimal Treatments for HER2-Positive Early Breast Cancer

Phase III trial will compare lapatinib and trastuzumab in preventing recurrence of early-stage, HER2 positive breast cancer after surgery and chemotherapy.