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Doctors are working to learn more about 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.
- Improving surgical options. New surgical methods that save tissue or prevent scarring are being tested in clinical trials.
- Radiation therapy advances. Improved radiation therapy to lower the risk of side effects.
- New medications and drug combinations. Evaluating new systemic therapies and combinations of therapies to treat breast cancer in men, including chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy.
- Palliative care/supportive care. Finding better ways of reducing symptoms and side effects of current breast cancer treatments to improve comfort and quality of life for patients.
Looking for More About the Latest Research?
If you would like additional information about the latest areas of research regarding breast cancer, explore these related items that take you outside of this guide:
- To find clinical trials specific to your diagnosis, talk with your doctor or search online clinical trial databases now.
- Visit the Cancer.Net Blog to review research announced at recent scientific meetings.
- Visit the website of Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation, to find out how to help support cancer research. Please note that this link takes you to a separate ASCO website.
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