You may be offered the opportunity to take part in a clinical trial at some point during your treatment for breast cancer. Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate the safety and effectiveness of new treatment approaches for diseases. In some cases, a study may give you access to new therapies that are not yet readily available.
Sometimes we use clinical trials to compare diagnostic tests, prevention strategies, or other aspects of care. We only conduct trials that we believe may improve some aspect of treatment and outcomes. You should always discuss the pros and cons of participating in a clinical trial with your doctor.