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The FDA is encouraging drug companies to include men in breast cancer clinical trials. At present, there’s surprisingly limited knowledge on male treatment methods.
It’s a call to action that might make even the most seasoned oncologist do a double take. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is urging drug companies to include an unexpected—and vanishingly small—demographic in future breast cancer clinical trials: men.
Over the years, male breast cancer hasn’t attracted a legion of activists and advocates in the fashion of female breast cancer. “Male breast cancer [has] never had an important lobby,” Dr. Marleen Meyers, an assistant professor specializing in breast cancer at NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan, told The Daily Beast. “[It’s] a less known and less spoken about breast cancer.”