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The latest discovery in breast cancer treatment is a win for research that puts patients, not drugs, first

The New England Journal of Medicine recently published a study that’s made waves in the medical community. The trial assessed the usefulness of chemotherapy for a specific, common variant of breast cancer, and found that thousands of women may not actually need to undergo the intensive, painful treatment as part of their cancer-fighting regimen. The finding will likely benefit patients and their families, and the healthcare systems that look after them.

It also marks another important victory for something called a “non-inferiority trial.” This less well-known type of research is arguably our most powerful weapon in the war against unnecessary or harmful pharmaceuticals—and…

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 The latest discovery in breast cancer treatment is a win for research that puts patients, not drugs, first

As we face the fallout of widespread misuse of antibiotics and dangerous opioid prescription patterns, and in light of recent insights regarding pharmaceutical companies’ frightening practice of hiding data about the drugs they peddle, non-inferiority trials are one of the few checks and balances we can turn to. “Used properly, non-inferiority trials can be a very powerful tool to de-escalate over-medicalization,” says Vaillancourt. For now, they may just be our most powerful weapon in the fight to put patients first.

Expedition Inspiration

The purpose of The Expedition Inspiration Fund for Breast Cancer Research is to raise awareness and monies to benefit breast cancer research through research project funding, public education, and patient support.

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How can we better manage the symptoms after breast cancer treatment together? Sage Bionetworks, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research organization, invites you to volunteer in a new approach to monitor health in women using mobile apps. Share the Journey: Mind, Body and Wellness after breast cancer is a clinical study that aims to understand the symptoms after breast cancer treatment, why these symptoms vary over time, and what can be done to improve them.

Breast Cancer & Environment Research Centers

A seven-year project jointly funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Cancer Institute. The centers are studying the impact of prenatal-to-adult environmental exposures that may predispose a woman to breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Research Center

Breast Cancer Research Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to scientific research addressing women’s health issues related to menopause such as: osteoporosis, cancer, muscle loss, weight gain, and sleep and mood disorders. We provide funding for biomedical research and support scientists to educate their peers and participate in scientific collaborations.

Breast Cancer Research Foundation

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is an independent 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and genetic research.

California Breast Cancer Research Program

The mission of the California Breast Cancer Research Program is to eliminate breast cancer by leading innovation in research, communication, and collaboration in the California scientific and lay communities.

Cancer Research UK

We fund scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner. We also provide cancer information to the public.

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation

The IBC Research Foundation is dedicated to researching the cause of Inflammatory Breast Cancer, IBC, an advanced and accelerated form of breast cancer usually not detected by mammograms or ultrasounds.

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