Our oncology patients have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials. Clinical trials are coordinated by our Clinical Research Department.
In offering clinical trials, our goal is to improve our patients' quality of care and quality of life through research studies and collaborative research with colleagues at Mayo Clinic and other Mayo Clinic Health System sites. Participation in research leads to new discoveries that will impact our patients today and in the future. We recognize the importance of clinical trial access for patients and physicians to optimize the availability of treatment options and allow for participation while remaining close to home.
The Strive study conducted by Grail, Inc. is a longitudinal, prospective, observational study that will enroll up to 120,000 women at the time of their screening mammogram to determine whether a blood test can effectively detect early-stage breast cancer that a mammogram may have missed. The study will also examine whether a blood test can eliminate the false positives that sometimes come with mammography.