• Does anyone know of any good clinical trials out there for breast cancer? I'm 28, Stage 2b and estrogen/progestorone +

    Asked by jojo12 on Friday, December 2, 2011

    Does anyone know of any good clinical trials out there for breast cancer? I'm 28, Stage 2b and estrogen/progestorone +

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    • sofarsogood's Avatar

      Check clinical trials.com
      I too was in a clinical trial, and am glad I did. You may have to travel--do it if you possibly can. I was reluctant to do this myself, but in retrospect I think I should be willing.

      My diagnosis was similar to yours Stage IIb, ER+ ; two lymph nodes.

      almost 6 years ago
    • attypatty's Avatar

      I am in a clinical trial with the same type of breast cancer - Stage 2, Nodes 0, ER+, PR+ and Her(2) negative. But my Her(2) score was on the high end of negative (10.6). There is a trial being conducted by the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) to test Herceptin as an added course of treatment with chemotherapy for early stage, Her(2) negative low score. So in addition to the chemotherapy you and your oncologist agree upon, you may be given Herceptin as well. The trial is randomized but not blind. So you will know what group you are in, but you are assigned randomly. You might ask your oncologist about this trial. You will need to know your Her(2) score to see if you qualify.
      I am in the group that is NOT getting the Herceptin, so I won't be getting the additional treatment, but at least I know I will helping future breast cancer survivors, and that's something worth doing.

      almost 6 years ago
    • jojo12's Avatar

      Thanks ladies for your responses. I will definitely be talking to my oncologist. I just hope i'm not too late. With so much stuff going on and so many appointments, I didnt even think to ask about clinical trials. I just met with my oncologist for the first time 2 days ago. I go in on Monday to get the port put in for chemo and I will probably be starting chemo in about a week or two.

      almost 6 years ago
    • CancerAdvocate's Avatar

      If you are eligible for any of the trials, your oncologist should be able to recommend. If not, go to clinicaltrials.gov and search for the breast cancer trials. Not everyone is a candidate for trials and depending on your stage, and hormone status, the standard protocols for your breast cancer may be sufficient. Good luck.

      almost 6 years ago
    • PetraW's Avatar

      Dear Jojo12, you can sign up on the following website http://www.armyofwomen.org/. It is the website of Dr. Susan Love's breast cancer research foundation. They broadcast all the clinical trials that are applicable. I was trying to get into one big trial through my oncologist, but we missed the deadline by 5 days. This is how I feel about clinical trials: the more we know about the cancer the better. I also look at it as a way to help generations after us. My daughter will possibly benefit from it one day.

      almost 6 years ago
    • jojo12's Avatar

      Thank you so much for the advice on checking out the sites.

      almost 6 years ago

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