Patients are participating in breast cancer research around the world

We currently have a number of clinical trials and research studies seeking patients managing breast cancer. We can help find trials and research studies near you and may help you to get access to those opportunities.

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Breast cancer clinical trials and research studies

Breast cancer occurs when cells in the breast grow abnormally and form a tumour. Cancer occurs when certain and important genes are affected by changes called mutations. These affected genes typically oversee cell growth or cell death, and these mutations often lead to cells multiplying in an uncontrolled manner - creating the tumour. The most common symptoms of breast cancer can include a lump, breast pain, and nipple discharge. If left untreated, these cells have the potential to spread to other parts of the body, including the bone, brain and liver, called metastasis. Once the cancer has spread, it becomes more difficult to treat and may interfere with the functioning of other affected organs. Breast cancer is one the most common causes of cancer and of cancer-related deaths in women. Fortunately, the overall five year survival rate is high in many countries, owing to early detection and a number of efficacious treatment strategies, such as surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and targeted therapies.

Despite the high overall five year survival rate, there are certain types of breast cancer that do not respond to treatment or become resistant to currently available drugs. Additionally, when breast cancer spreads to other organs, current treatments are inadequate. As such, current research is focused on understanding the biology behind drug non-responsiveness and resistance, new therapies to target metastasis (i.e. when the cancer has spread) and ways to prevent metastasis, as well as better treatments that have minimal side effects.

Participating in breast cancer research and clinical trials may be a method to access the latest treatment drugs or it may help pave the way in developing new therapies that will benefit others. There are a large number of clinical trials and research studies undertaken each year to understand and treat breast cancer, and prevent metastasis.

Participants participated for breast cancer trials around the world

Opin’s direct-to-patient approach can reduce participant timelines to weeks, not months.

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Breast cancer clinical trials and research studies around the world

294 trials

Phase 1

365 trials

Phase 2

136 trials

Phase 3

21 trials

Phase 4

798 trials


Leading areas of breast cancer research

Types of breast cancer