Komen KC Recommends Clinical Trials

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The University of Kansas Cancer Center’s Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Care Pavilion in Kansas City.

Clinical trials have resulted in much advancement in breast cancer care and treatment. These trials are the safest and best way to study breast cancer prevention, to progress breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, and to meet the needs of breast cancer survivors. By being involved in a clinical trial, you are becoming part of the process of medical research that may benefit future generations. In addition, you may be receiving access to the newest and most ground-breaking treatment that may soon become standard. To find a clinical trial that best fits your needs, visit www.breastcancertrials.org. This website gives information on trials for all stages of breast cancer, as well as prevention trials for those who have not had breast cancer. You can also search trials based on location to find a clinical trial nearby.

Dr. Carol Fabian at the Breast Cancer Prevention Center at The University of Kansas currently has a clinical trial available that is sponsored by a $4.5 million Susan G. Komen Promise Grant. The Premenopausal Flaxseed Lignan project is a study on prevention available to women who have not been diagnosed with breast cancer. To qualify, women should be at a higher risk for breast cancer and may have had prior biopsies and/or a family history of breast cancer. Women enrolled in the study may not be taking oral contraceptives. This clinical trial is looking at  whether this natural plant product will reduce risk for breast cancer in Premenopausal women. If you meet the qualifications and would like to get involved in this clinical trial, please contact Jessica Box at (913)-588-3622 or jbox@kumc.edu. For more information on the trial, you can also visit the Breast Cancer Prevention Center’s website at www.kucancercenter.org/breastcancerprevention.