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Research

At Luton we are committed to improving cancer care by involvement in Research, and the Breast Unit has an excellent reputation for recruitment into Research Studies. We have a team of Research Nurses dedicated to providing information and enabling people to enrol in trials. The team consists of: Anette David – Oncology Research Sister, Clare Hamilton – Oncology Research Sister, Aneesa Rafiq – Clinical Trial Coordinator.

We always have a number of studies available that you may be eligible to be involved in; we will explain to you if you are able to enter into any studies and give you information about these. Participation is entirely voluntary and you can change your mind at any time without this affecting your treatment. Below you can see a list of studies available now with a link to show you more information. If you think you would like to consider these trials and are not sure if you are eligible then please mention it to your Breast Care Nurse or Doctor who will be happy to discuss it with you.

Studies currently open at Luton

Mammo 50:
Study looking at the best way of carrying out mammographic surveillance in breast cancer patients aged 50 years or older at diagnosis.

Bridging the Age Gap in Breast Cancer:
An observational study of people aged over 70 with newly diagnosed breast cancer

Add Aspirin:
A phase III, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised trial assessing the effects of aspirin on disease recurrence and survival after cancer treatment.

POSNOC:
A trial looking at treatment to the armpit for breast cancer

LORIS:
A trial comparing surgery with active monitoring for low risk DCIS

OPTIMA:
A trial looking at a test to predict who needs chemotherapy for breast cancer

Click here to our L&D page which has links to leaflets and websites such as Macmillan, NHS Choices and Independent Cancer Patient Voice for further advice and information.