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Participating in a clinical trial

Many well known treatments used widely today such as Herceptin or Tamoxifen were once tested on voluntary research participants.

We need research to determine whether a treatment works and whether it has better outcomes than other current treatments available.

We undertake research here at BHOC to prevent cancer, to better diagnose cancer, to advance the treatment of cancer, to share tumour specific knowledge about cancer and to asess how advances in cancer can improve the overall wellbeing and quality of life of participants.

There are many benefits and risks to becoming a participant in a clinical trial or research study, if you click the link below it provides examples of things to consider when making your decision. Ultimately the decision is your choice and it will not affect the quality of your care and you can of course change your mind anytime after enrolling.

Benefits and risks to a clinical trial 

Many particpants have had a positive experience of participating in a clinical trial and below are a couple of insights from hthe National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) into how research impacted their lives.

Breast cancer survivor encourages others to take part in research as part of national awareness campaign