Is a trial suitable for you?
Your Surgeon or Oncologist (Cancer Doctor or Specialist) may suggest that you consider taking part in a clinical trial that they may be contributing to or know of one being done at another centre.
If you are interested in taking part in a study ask your Surgeon or Oncology Doctor.
Your Surgeon or Oncology Doctor will explain a trial to you including the known benefits and risks of a new treatment or procedure. A patient information sheet giving the details of the research will also be given to you before you agree (consent) to take part in a trial.
Where are the participating centres for breast cancer trials in New Zealand?
In New Zealand, breast cancer clinical trials are available at Cancer Centres or Breast Clinics at public hospitals in:
- North Shore
- Palmerston North
Some Cancer Specialists in private clinics participate in breast cancer clinical trials. Do ask your treating Oncology Doctor if there is a trial available for your situation.