Breast Cancer - Inflammatory: Latest Research

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 07/2019

ON THIS PAGE: You will read about the scientific research being done to learn more about this type of cancer and how to treat it. Use the menu to see other pages.

Doctors are working to learn more about inflammatory breast cancer, ways to prevent it, how to best treat it, and how to provide the best care to people diagnosed with this disease. The following areas of research may include new options for patients through clinical trials. Always talk with your doctor about the best diagnostic and treatment options for you.

  • New drugs and treatment combinations. There is interest in treating inflammatory breast cancer with specific drug combinations, or combinations of drugs and radiation therapy, that might help keep the cancer from returning. For advanced disease, treatments that include new targeted drugs or drugs that affect the immune system are being studied.

  • Palliative care/supportive care. Clinical trials are underway to find better ways of reducing symptoms and side effects of current breast cancer treatments to improve comfort and quality of life for patients.

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