Top 10 Research priorities
We are pleased to share with you the "TOP 10" research priorities in breast cancer based on feedback from more than a 1000 patients, families, caregivers and health care providers. Thank you to all those who participated and contributed to the process. A special note of appreciation to our steering committee members for their time and commitment to this initiative.
Here are the TOP 10 research priorities:
- What biomarkers or intrinsic features of the tumour can be used to identify response to specific treatments and dosing schedules?
- What is the role of immunotherapy for metastatic breast cancer?
- How can treatment resistance be delayed, and minimized?
- What causes (i.e. cellular, genomic changes) breast cancer cells to metastasize, and what changes allow them to penetrate the blood-brain barrier?
- What is the right sequence of therapy in metastatic breast cancer?
- Does local therapy (radiation or surgery to sites of metastatic disease) improve survival outcomes in metastatic breast cancer?
- Is continuous treatment with systemic therapy (including HER2-targeted therapy and chemotherapy) better than intermittent treatment?
- Does early palliative care improve outcomes for metastatic breast cancer patients?
- What are the best methods of education for patients around treatment options and decision making that can lead to improved patient outcomes?
- Can safer, more accurate methods, including blood tests of detecting spread of disease (including following curative intent treatment) be developed?
We are committed to:
- Find funding opportunities to answer these questions, and put our research in action
- To publish the full list of our top 27 questions that were ranked by you going into the final meeting, and make sure everyone's voice is heard.
To identify the research priorities of the people most affected by metastatic breast cancer
Identifier les priorités de recherche des personnes les plus affectées par le cancer du sein métastatique
This study is a Canadian collaboration between the following groups:
Cette étude est une collaboration Canadienne entre les groupes suivants: