How Can Someone Find Breast Cancer Research Studies in Their Area?
So many men and women are realizing that the only way to stop breast cancer and find a cure is to become involved in breast cancer research. Because of this, we’ve gotten a lot of questions about where someone can find research studies in their area.
FORCE’s Vice President of Community Affairs & Public Policy Lisa Schlager shares that their organization have devised their own databases to track clinical trials.
But FORCE’s database isn’t the only place where you can find breast cancer research studies. Find out from Lisa Schlager in the video below.
This video has been brought to you by FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered.
Lisa Schlager: That’s a great question and we are very fortunate to be living in an era where the internet can provide access to all kinds of health information including information about clinical trials or the ability to find support and other resources online.
Clinicaltrial.gov is probably the largest and most well known database of clinical trials and that is sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. Unfortunately, many people find that it is very difficult to navigate, so a number of non-profits including FORCE have device their own databases and to track clinical trials that might be of interest to their community, so for an instance FORCE has a clinical trials database specifically for individuals affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancers, this could include trials for man infected by breast cancer, women of all ages, premenopausal, postmenopausal anything that might relate to that community. A metastatic breast cancer patient advocacy group might offer a clinical trials database specific to the metastatic community, so it’s great idea to seek out advocacy organizations to identify trials that might be of interest and appropriate for you. In addition, if you go to our local cancer centre, your local oncologist or doctor, they can guide you and tell you about trials in your area for which you might be appropriate that are currently recruiting. It’s a great way to get information and open a dialog with your local healthcare professional.