Clinical trials should be considered a routine option for cancer care. Always ask your doctor about clinical trials to ensure you are considering all of your options for care. Today’s treatment options do not cure MBC, and therefore, many new experimental treatments are being studied in clinical trials. All breast cancer treatments are the result of volunteers who chose to participate in clinical trials. If you are considering participating in a clinical trial, you may wonder how a clinical trial might benefit you.
Visit the sites below to learn more about how participating in a clinical trial may benefit you and others.
- Cancer Support Community (video): People who participate in a clinical trial receive extra monitoring of their health and access to new medications while ensuring that the knowledge gained from trials applies to everyone. This video includes personal experiences of Black women who benefitted from trial participation
- Johns Hopkins Medicine: Participating in a trial allows you to help others with your disease. The trial team may help you manage the costs, which may be lower than if you were receiving standard care
- Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance: This video series called Let’s Reimagine Clinical Trials aims to educate people on the benefits and importance of trial participation by people of all races and ethnicities
Last Modified on November 30, 2023