Early Detection and Prediction of Chemotherapy Induced Cardiac Toxicity in Breast Cancer Patients
The goal of this clinical research study is to learn whether different ways of viewing echocardiogram pictures along with blood tests can help to see heart-related side effects of chemotherapy and trastuzumab earlier than the usual tests.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Early Detection and Prediction of Chemotherapy Induced Cardiac Toxicity in Breast Cancer Patients|
- Predictors of cardio-toxicity in female patients with breast cancer exposed to trastuzumab +/- previous anthracycline agents [ Time Frame: Baseline to 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Identification of heart-related side effects of chemotherapy and trastuzumab using echocardiogram pictures plus blood tests.
|Study Start Date:||November 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Echocardiogram + Blood Test
Additional Echocardiogram views performed in 5-10 minutes of regularly scheduled echocardiograms plus blood tests measuring of hormones and metabolic proteins (such as sugars and acids).
Additional views performed in 5-10 minutes of regularly scheduled echocardiograms.Procedure: Blood Test
Measuring of hormones and metabolic proteins (such as sugars and acids).
Because of the heart-related side effects of chemotherapy and trastuzumab, your regular doctor will monitor your heart's function as part of your routine care. You will have echocardiograms performed before you begin treatment, and then every 3 months. An echocardiogram uses sound waves to check your heart's health.
If you decide to take part in this study, researchers will take several additional pictures of your heart during each of your regularly scheduled echocardiograms. The additional pictures will make the procedure take about 5-10 minutes longer than the regular echocardiogram. These pictures will be viewed in a different way than the standard echocardiogram pictures. Researchers hope viewing the pictures this way can help researchers to find heart problems earlier than the usual tests.
Blood (about 4 teaspoon each time) will be drawn during the routine blood draw that occurs closest to the regularly scheduled echocardiograms.
The heart produces hormones called BNP and NT-proBNP. These hormones can be measured in the blood. BNP and NT-proBNP levels can be higher when the heart is not working as well. Researchers will measure these hormones at the time of each echocardiogram. Researchers hope to learn whether measuring these hormones can help identify the heart-related side effects of chemotherapy and trastuzumab earlier than the usual tests.
Researchers will also measure metabolic proteins (such as sugars and acids) in the blood. Researchers hope to learn whether measuring these metabolic proteins can help identify the heart-related side effects of chemotherapy and trastuzumab earlier than the usual tests.
Because protein, sugar or acid levels may be temporarily changed after you eat, you will be asked not to eat overnight before having your blood drawn.
You will have 6 study visits around the time that you have an echocardiogram. These visits will occur before you take Herceptin, when you begin Herceptin, and 3, 6, 9, and 12 months later. These study visits will be scheduled on days when you are already making a visit to your regular doctor. You will not have to make any special visits to the hospital for this research study.
During each study visit, you will be asked about any symptoms you may be experiencing, and any medications you may be taking. Your blood pressure and heart rate will be measured.
You will also take a quality of life questionnaire at each study visit. This questionnaire asks you how the cancer may have interfered with your daily life. It should take about 15 minutes to complete.
Length of Study:
You will be considered off-study once you complete the 6 study visits.
This is an investigational study. Up to 100 patients will take part in this multicenter study. Up to 20 patients will be enrolled at M. D. Anderson.
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Partners Healthcare Systems|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02199|
|United States, Texas|
|UT MD Anderson Cancer Center|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|Principal Investigator:||Jose Banchs, MD||M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|