“I was keen to go on a clinical trial. I wanted to try new cancer treatments and hopefully help future generations.”
A study looking at causes of breast cancer in people in Scotland
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.
How to join a clinical trial
Mr Michael Dixon
Chief Scientist Office (CSO)
Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre
Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC)