Studying Tissue Samples From Women Who Underwent Chemotherapy for Lymph Node-Positive Stage II or Stage IIIA Breast Cancer on Clinical Trial CLB-9741 or CLB-9344
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
RATIONALE: Studying samples of tumor tissue from patients with cancer in the laboratory may help doctors learn more about changes that occur in DNA and identify biomarkers related to cancer. It may also help doctors plan the best treatment.
PURPOSE: This research study is looking at tissue samples from women who underwent chemotherapy for lymph node-positive stage II or stage IIIA breast cancer.
Drug: doxorubicin hydrochloride
Genetic: fluorescence in situ hybridization
Other: immunohistochemistry staining method
|Official Title:||ER/HER2/Ki67 Breast Cancer Subtypes as Predictive Factors for Response to Adjuvant Dose-dense Therapy, and Basal Subtypes of Double-negative Breast Cancer as Prognostic Factors in Intergroup Trial C9741|
- Disease-free survival [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Overall survival [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||July 2008|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||February 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- To identify biomarkers that can be used to individually tailor the use of adjuvant dose-dense therapy in women with stage II or IIIA breast cancer.
- To identify groups of patients who have a poor prognosis despite adjuvant chemotherapy and who should be prospectively targeted for new approaches to adjuvant treatment.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Tissue samples are collected from patients. Tissue samples are analyzed by immunohistochemistry (Ki67, CK5/6, EGFR, ER) and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH).
|Study Chair:||Matthew J. Ellis, MD, PhD, FRCP||Washington University Siteman Cancer Center|