09 Oct Find a Clinical Trial
Patients with ILC can participate in clinical trials. While very few clinical trials or studies are designed specifically for patients with lobular breast cancer, there are many trials that patients with lobular breast cancer can join. LBCA is advocating for more trials that are designed for patients with lobular breast cancer to develop new therapies specifically for ILC, refine the application of current therapies for lobular, and advocating for larger trials to segment lobular breast cancer in their trial design. See Current Lobular Specific Clinical Trials and Studies.
Breast Cancer Clinical Trial Search Tools
LBCA partners with BreastCancerTrials.org to help connect patients with clinical trials. BreastCancerTrials.org is an online, searchable resource for all breast cancer patients that offers clinical trial searches, a clinical trial matching service, a separate metastatic breast cancer trial search and matching service and general information about trials and questions to ask doctors.
Metastatic Breast Cancer Trial Search, a project of BreastCancerTrials.org is a tool to help patients with metastatic disease search for and match to clinical trials and Metastatic Trial Talk is a newsletter that offers carefully selected news and features about metastatic breast cancer research. Breastcancertrials.org is not managed by LBCA.
ClinicalTrials.gov is the US government’s listing of clinical trials and includes a searchable database of clinical trials from around the world.
Clinical Trials Advance Research
Clinical trials help scientists and doctors better understand how to refine current standard of care breast cancer treatments to address the unique needs of patients with ILC. When patients with ILC participate in clinical trials, they are helping to make patient care and outcomes better for future patients with lobular breast cancer. Patients may also benefit from receiving treatment that is not available outside the research setting.
The National Cancer Institute offers questions to ask when considering a clinical trial, and information about the risks and benefits of participating in a clinical trial. Always talk to your medical provider before participating in a clinical trial or research study.
LBCA will share information about important ILC-specific clinical trials on our website and with those who sign up for News and Updates.