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Explore breast cancer research
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in the world.
Because of clinical trials, we are learning more about possible treatment options.
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Breast cancer research basics
One popular area of breast cancer research is targeted
therapies. A targeted therapy is aimed at a specific
aspect of a cancer cell, such as a protein allowing
cancer cells to grow in an accelerated or abnormal way.
One kind of targeted therapy researchers are studying
is a class of drugs called CDK (cyclin-dependent kinase)
inhibitors. CDK4 and CDK6 are proteins that help to
control the growth and multiplication of human cells.
In cancer, these proteins may not act normally.
As a result, researchers are studying drugs that can
target these two proteins to see if they can help slow
or stop the growth and multiplication of the cancer
cells.
Due to increased awareness, better screening and
early detection, and improving treatment options,
the breast cancer survival rate has improved over
time. With the help of clinical trial volunteers,
continued assessment of potential new breast cancer
treatment options is possible.
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Research areas
At Lilly, we are studying a number of scientific approaches to treating cancer.
Click on an icon below to watch a brief video and learn about each approach.
These videos illustrate areas of cancer research that are currently being explored by the cancer research community.
They do not depict how any specific Lilly investigational drug may work.
These videos illustrate areas of cancer research that are currently being explored by the cancer research community.
They do not depict how any specific Lilly investigational drug may work.
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Search for a Lilly breast cancer trial by research area
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Hear from cancer clinical trial participants
People like you have been right where you are now, wondering if they should consider a cancer clinical trial.
Hear how others made the decision to participate in a clinical trial and what their experiences were like.
Quote Up Icon I feel that my contributions are valued by the clinical trial staff. I receive prompt feedback on my queries and observations. I think they appreciate that I am thorough and take my role in a clinical trial seriously. We all have the same goal: to learn the effectiveness of this treatment – good or bad. Quote Down Icon
Quote Up Icon An added benefit was that I met other people who were in my trial. We soon became lasting friends as we shared experiences of treatment and our caregivers also formed a close bond. Quote Down Icon
Quote Up Icon Every side effect was noted and discussed with a recommendation plan. I always felt I was treated as an individual. Quote Down Icon
Quote Up Icon The side effects have been significant, and I travel almost three hours every two weeks to receive my infusions. I now have hope that I will continue to be around to enjoy life with my wife and family. Quote Down Icon
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