Longitudinal Assessment of Arthralgia and Related Symptoms in Breast Cancer
The goal of this research study is to learn more about what it is like for patients with breast cancer to receive treatment with the drug anastrozole. Researchers want to learn about possible symptoms, such as joint pain, that patients may experience during treatment. Researchers also want to learn more about which patients are most likely to have joint symptoms by looking at certain proteins from routine blood draw samples.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
|Official Title:||Longitudinal Assessment of Arthralgia and Related Symptoms in Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Aromatase Inhibitors|
- Incidence, onset and severity of arthralgia during anastrozole treatment [ Time Frame: 3 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||June 2008|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||June 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Questionnaire and Telephone Assessments
Breast cancer patients assigned to one or two groups: Group 1) enrolled at beginning of anastrozole treatment; or Group 2) if beginning third year of anastrozole treatment.
Questionnaires about pain and other symptoms, quality of life, and ability to work will be completed.
Other Name: SurveyOther: Phone Calls
A telephone system will call every 2 weeks so that you can rate your symptoms and how they interfere with daily activities. Each call will take about 5 minutes.
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|United States, Texas|
|UT MD . Anderson Cancer Center|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|Principal Investigator:||Charles Cleeland, PhD||M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|