Clinical trials study how well a new treatment or procedure works in people. The studies are done under careful supervision and help doctors identify the best treatments with the fewest side effects. Clinical trials help improve the standard of care for cancer and other diseases.
Breastcancer.org is featuring the clinical trials below to help raise awareness of new breast cancer treatments being studied, especially for metastatic disease. The content on this page is made possible by the support of our partners.
The safety and scientific validity of these studies are the responsibility of the studies’ sponsors and investigators. Listing a study here does not mean it has been evaluated by Breastcancer.org. The content on this page is made possible by the support of our partners.
Before you think about being part of a clinical trial, talk to your doctor and make sure you know the benefits and risks of participating in a trial. For more information on clinical trials, including how to find clinical trials, visit the Breastcancer.org Clinical Trials pages.
The CONTESSA trial is a phase III trial for people diagnosed with metastatic, hormone-receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer. The trial is looking to see if tesetaxel, an experimental taxane chemotherapy medicine that is taken orally as a pill, in combination with a low dose of Xeloda (chemical name: capecitabine) is better than Xeloda alone. Xeloda also is taken orally as a pill. This study is investigating the potential for a new all-oral regimen -- meaning a person would take only pills -- to treat advanced-stage disease.
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