A Study to Analyze Symptoms and Quality of Life Issues in Women Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer


About this study

The purpose of this study is to gain an understanding of the lived experiences of symptoms and quality of life issues experienced by women with metastatic breast cancer.  

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patient, at least 18 years old.
  • English speaking.
  • Confirmed diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer diagnosis (breast cancer spread to a distant site) at least 1 year prior to the date of consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients under 18 years of age.
  • Non-English speaking.
  • Unable to consent.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Cindy Tofthagen, Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office

(855) 776-0015

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