A study looking at causes of breast cancer in people in Scotland

Cancer type:

Breast cancer

Status:

Results

Phase:

Other

This study was collecting blood and tissue samples from people with breast cancer having treatment at the Edinburgh Breast Unit. The aim of the study was to find out more about the causes of breast cancer.

The researchers collected blood and tissue samples from people with breast cancer to look for look for links between characteristics of the cancer cells and each person's treatment outcome. They also took into account other medical information about the people taking part.

Taking part in the study didn’t affect the treatment people had.

Summary of results

This study allowed the collection of tissue samples from people being treated for breast cancer.

Rather than looking at a specific outcome, the samples are being used in breast cancer research.

Recruitment start:

Recruitment end:

How to join a clinical trial

Please note: In order to join a trial you will need to discuss it with your doctor, unless otherwise specified.

Please note - unless we state otherwise in the summary, you need to talk to your doctor about joining a trial.

Chief Investigator

Mr Michael Dixon

Supported by

Chief Scientist Office (CSO)
Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre
Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC)

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Last review date

CRUK internal database number:

Oracle 1751

Please note - unless we state otherwise in the summary, you need to talk to your doctor about joining a trial.

Harriet wanted to try new treatments

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“I was keen to go on a clinical trial. I wanted to try new cancer treatments and hopefully help future generations.”

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