“Deborah agreed to take part in a trial as she was keen to help other cancer patients in the future. "If taking part in a trial means others might be helped then I’m very happy with that."
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
Please note: In order to join a trial you will need to discuss it with your doctor, unless otherwise specified.
Mr Michael Dixon
Chief Scientist Office (CSO)
Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre
Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC)
If you have questions about the trial please contact our cancer information nurses
Freephone 0808 800 4040