Getting results of breast cancer study?

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Question from MJD: If you are part of a breast cancer study, do you have a right to receive the results in writing instead of just over the phone?
Answers - Ruth Oratz, M.D., F.A.C.P. The details of how information is disclosed are available when you sign up if you decide to participate in a clinical study. That will vary from trial to trial. In some studies patients will be notified of the results. In other trials they will hear about the results once they've become public information, either because they've been presented at a scientific meeting in abstract form or once the results are published.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Open for Your Questions featured Ruth Oratz, M.D., F.A.C.P. and moderator Beth Baughman DuPree, M.D., F.A.C.S. answering your questions covering a wide variety of issues relating to breast cancer.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in September 2006.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of Breastcancer.org. A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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