My Care - Understanding Access to Clinical Trials

Mez_BCNA Administrator, Staff, Member, Moderator Posts: 902
edited November 2022 in Community news and events
Hi members,

As we round out October breast Cancer Awareness Month, BCNA have highlighted key aspects of the optimal breast cancer care. The aim was to raise awareness in the community, the health sector and amongst the BCNA network about what optimal care means. 

The final key area relating to the theme of 'understanding my care' of the Optimal care pathways for people with breast cancer is:

'Access to Clinical Trials'

Clinical trials are the foundation for improved cancer outcomes.

They allow new treatments to be tested and can offer patients access to potentially more effective options than would otherwise be available to them. There are also clinical trials for different types of supportive care.

Clinical trials won’t be suitable for everyone but treating specialists and multidisciplinary teams should discuss relevant clinical trials that may be available to you. This includes how these trials can be accessed, which is important for rural and regional patients who might live long distances for trial sites.

It’s important to know that whether or not you are participating in a clinical trial, you will always be receiving the very best standard of treatment.

You can refer to the articles in My Journey Clinical
trials for early breast cancer
trials for metastatic breast cancer
trials and DCIS
 for more information regarding clinical trials.  For further information regarding the optimal care pathway head to our website call BCNA's Helpline on 1800 500 258 between 9:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST Monday to Friday