Clinical trials for advanced breast cancer treatments

Breast cancer

Clinical trials

What are clinical trials?

Clinical trials are research studies that aim to find new or better treatments. They may also include research studies where existing treatment is used in different ways.

Why take part?

Taking part in a clinical trial may give you access to a new treatment or a new way of receiving treatment that may otherwise not be available.

If you have been asked to take part in a trial, your cancer specialist or a research nurse will discuss with you exactly what’s involved. This will include type of treatment, possible side effects, extra tests or hospital appointments.

At BCFNZ we have a list of available trials in New Zealand.