Susan G. Komen Launches New Toll-free Clinical Trial Information Helpline for Breast Cancer Patients

Susan G. Komen Launches New Toll-free Clinical Trial Information Helpline for Breast Cancer Patients
Susan G. Komen, an organization that fights breast cancer by funding research, screening, education, treatment, and psychosocial support programs, has launched a new toll-free Breast Cancer Clinical Trial Information Helpline (1-877-465-6636). The goal is to help breast cancer patients and their families and friends increase their understanding of clinical trials, give them the information and resources to make an informed decision about clinical trial participation, and facilitate enrollment in programs of potential benefit. “Clinical trials are critical to the development of new cancer therapies and cancer medicines, and yet very few breast cancer patients participate, either because they’re unaware of trials, are overwhelmed by the information they’re receiving, or are not sure how to raise the subject with their doctors," Susan Brown, director of education and patient support at Susan G. Komen, said in a press release. "Our new Clinical Trial Helpline is here to help patients and loved ones get the answers they need, and potentially advance breast cancer research.” Komen has supported 480 clinical trials since opening its doors in 1982. The largest non-profit funder of breast cancer research, after the U.S. Government, has supported research into prevention, new drugs, treatment approaches, and interventions to improve quality of life or reduce side effects. Trials exist worldwide to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of new tr
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