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Finding & Participating in Clinical Trials on Preventing Breast Cancer  

How can I find and participate in a clinical trial on prevention of breast cancer?

Some clinical trials (i.e., clinical studies) on prevention of breast cancer focus on one or more of the following issues:

• Prevention
• Screening
• Diagnosis
• Treatment

To find a clinical trial on prevention of breast cancer that you can participate in, you can:

• Contact your physician

• Search the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) online database of clinical trials (www.cancer.gov/search/clinical trials/) on cancer that are being conducted in the United States

• Call the toll-free number of the National Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) to help you find a clinical trial on cancer in NCI's online database at the website address listed above

• Search the National Institutes of Health’s online database (http://clinicaltrials.gov) of clinical trials on various illnesses that currently are being studied in the United States

Be aware that each clinical trial on prevention of breast cancer has its own guidelines to determine whether a particular individual has an appropriate condition and medical history suitable for participation in the specific trial.


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