How to get involved
BREAST-PREDICT is seeking women newly diagnosed with breast cancer to take part in a study on the effects of commonly used medications on breast cancer outcomes.
If you were recently diagnosed with breast cancer in Beaumont Hospital, St James’ Hospital, Cork University Hospital, University Hospital Limerick, or Galway University Hospital, ask your breast care team if this study is right for you.
You can donate a sample to the Biobank
You can donate a small piece of tissue and/or a sample of blood (2-4 teaspoonfuls) that is taken during routine tests. These samples will be safely stored in a Biobank. Unique information from each tumour and blood sample will be used to improve our understanding of breast cancer.
You can answer a few questions about yourself
You can answer a short questionnaire about your general health, use of medicines and lifestyle. You will receive this questionnaire during your hospital visit or by post. This information will help us understand how your lifestyle and the medicines you have used before diagnosis may affect your outcomes.
You can allow access to information about your cancer
We will use a unique study number to identify your sample and your questionnaire. With your permission, researchers can use this number to access information from an existing cancer database on how your cancer was diagnosed, the treatments you received, and the medicines prescribed for you by your doctors. Your privacy will be protected because the researchers will only know you by your study number.
You can help us put together the puzzle pieces
The information from your samples, the questionnaire and the database are like pieces of a puzzle. If you help us put them together we can get a better picture of how to improve breast cancer treatment
If you would like to take part, ask your breast care team whether it is right for you, or call our study helpline number on freefone 1800 303 714