Susan G. Komen helps people with any stage of breast cancer find and participate in clinical trials, including trials supported by Komen.
Diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer at 43 years old, Sheila McGlown talks about her experience with clinical trials and shares that it wasn’t a last resort in her treatment journey.
It is not that Hispanics do not want to participate; we need to be invited to participate.’’
People who join clinical trials receive high-quality care,
and at the same time are contributing to research that
could help themselves or others.
Meet Sandi Spivey, initially diagnosed with breast cancer
in 1995 and with metastatic breast cancer in 1998, as she
talks about her personal experience with clinical trials.
They only way this happens is through clinical trials. These trials are the oncology ‘‘village’’ at its best: brilliant researchers creating new therapeutic or diagnostic approaches to target breast cancer, doctors designing the best trials to test these agents, courageous patients willing to give that most precious of commodities, themselves, for the common good.’’
This study will see if a program to strengthen communication among people with breast cancer, their family members and health care providers improves the quality of communication with oncology providers, increases confidence in care management and reduces symptoms of anxiety. The ultimate goal is to improve outcomes and the quality of care for people with breast cancer.
If you or a loved one needs information or resources about
clinical trials, call our Clinical Trial Information
Helpline at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877- 465- 6636) or email
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The Helpline offers breast cancer clinical trial education and
support, such as:
Breast cancer patients at any stage can join a clinical trial.
Breast cancer clinical trials study prevention, new screening
tests and treatment options, as well as quality of life issues.