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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 young women diagnosed with breast cancer, 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.

Survey: Media Sources and Information Needs

Take this survey to help Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) understand where young women with or at high risk for breast cancer go to find answers to their health questions.

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.

UC Denver Young Breast Cancer Survivors Study

Kellie Martens of The University of Colorado, Denver is recruiting participants for an online study exploring the factors that influence post-treatment quality of life in young women affected by breast cancer.

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.

Women Diagnosed Before 50 Needed for Study of Immune Response to Breast Cancer

A research study on immune response and suppression in different types of breast cancer seeks women diagnosed between the ages of 18 and 49 anywhere in the U.S.

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. 

Study of Tamoxifen and Ovarian Aging Needs Participants

Researchers are seeking to find out if hormonal therapy with tamoxifen affects ovarian function and age of menopause onset in women with breast cancer.

Survey of Young Adults Diagnosed with Cancer

If you are a young adult ages 18-40, live in Southeastern Pennsylvania and have been diagnosed with cancer, you are invited to participate in a survey to help researchers understand your experiences and needs as well as evaluate and address gaps in services for young adults diagnosed with cancer. 

BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene Mutation Study

Researchers seek people at risk or who have tested positive for the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation to participate in an online confidential survey to help them understand the experiences of those living with genetic risk.

Jewels in our Genes: An African-American Family Study

Researchers seek young African-American women with multiple family members who have been diagnosed with breast cancer to help them discover unique genes that may ultimately help lead to better research and treatments.

Sexual Renewal for Women After Cancer

If you live in the Houston area and finished breast cancer treatment at least one year ago but not more than five years ago, we invite you to test a program to help women deal with sexual problems or concerns about fertility after cancer.