TABLE 6-3 Participation of Breast Cancer Organizations in Clinical Trial Accrual

Organization Information Posted on Websites Active Recruitment Comments
Breast Cancer Action X Writes bimonthly newsletters dedicated to increasing public awareness of breast cancer clinical trials
MAMM X Magazine that publishes articles to educate public on the advantages and disadvantages of enrolling in clinical trials; the websites also provides links to clinical trial listings and informative clinical trial websites
National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations X Writes educational articles and provides links to other websites where women can find out more about enrolling in clinical trials X Writes articles and provides links to other websites for more information on clinical trials; the clinical trials information is specifically geared towards women diagnosed with breast cancer
Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization X Provides background information on participation and the barriers to clinical trial accrual. The website does not provide direct links to clinical trial listings
National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) X X Provides resources to educate the public on clinical trials via links to clinical trial listings and informational articles. NBCC partners with industry to help recruit women for clinical trials, providing that the trials are scientifically rigorous with meaningful outcomes, costs of patients care are adequately compensated, and the trials enroll a diverse population
Susan G. Komen affiliate, Komen Greater New York City X X Raises funds for clinical trials to help increase the percentage of women able to participate, particularly minority women; the project is known as Clinical Research Affiliates Funding Trials

From: 6, The Necessary Environment for Research and Development

Cover of Saving Women's Lives
Saving Women's Lives: Strategies for Improving Breast Cancer Detection and Diagnosis.
Institute of Medicine (US) and National Research Council (US) Committee on New Approaches to Early Detection and Diagnosis of Breast Cancer; Joy JE, Penhoet EE, Petitti DB, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2005.
Copyright © 2005, National Academy of Sciences.

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