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Clinical Trial FAQs

Updated April 1, 2010

Q: Breast cancer research studies almost always seem to be about postmenopausal women. Are there any clinical trials for younger women? 

A: Because young women represent a smaller percentage of women living with breast cancer, they’ve often been overlooked in research exploring new treatments, screening methods and more.

An increasing number of young women, and the healthcare professionals who treat them, are voicing the need for clinical trials specific to the cancer profiles and concerns of young women.

These sources will help you find studies that are seeking participants. Those recruiting premenopausal women are especially focused on younger women (others may be looking for women in a wider age range):

Reviewed by Clifford A. Hudis, MD

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