The Treatment of Stage I and II Breast Cancer With Mastectomy and Axillary Dissection vs. Excisional Biopsy, Axillary Dissection, and Radiotherapy

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01468883
First received: October 1, 2011
Last updated: March 14, 2014
Last verified: January 2014
  Purpose

Patients with biopsy proven breast cancer, clinical stage I and II, will be randomized to receive treatment by one of two methods: (1) total mastectomy and axillary dissection; or (2) excisional biopsy, axillary dissection, and definitive irradiation.

Data from single institutions and from retrospective comparisons suggest that definitive irradiation with cosmetically acceptable breast preservation offers survival and local control results equivalent to extirpative surgery. This study will test this hypothesis in a prospective, randomized manner. After primary therapy, subjects will be followed for: (1) survival; (2) sites of recurrence; (3) anatomic function; (4) complications of therapy; and (5) cosmesis.


Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer
Procedure: Total mastectomy, axillary dissection
Procedure: Excisional biopsy, axillary dissection
Procedure: Radiotherapy
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Treatment of Stage I and II Carcinoma of the Breast With Mastectomy and Axillary Dissection vs. Excisional Biopsy, Axillary Dissection, and Definitive Irradiation

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Further study details as provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):

Enrollment: 256
Study Start Date: September 1979
Intervention Details:
    Procedure: Total mastectomy, axillary dissection
    N/A
    Procedure: Excisional biopsy, axillary dissection
    N/A
    Procedure: Radiotherapy
    N/A
Detailed Description:

Patients with biopsy proven breast cancer, clinical stage I and II, will be randomized to receive treatment by one of two methods: (1) total mastectomy and axillary dissection; or (2) excisional biopsy, axillary dissection, and definitive irradiation.

Data from single institutions and from retrospective comparisons suggest that definitive irradiation with cosmetically acceptable breast preservation offers survival and local control results equivalent to extirpative surgery. This study will test this hypothesis in a prospective, randomized manner. After primary therapy, subjects will be followed for: (1) survival; (2) sites of recurrence; (3) anatomic function; (4) complications of therapy; and (5) cosmesis.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria
  • INCLUSION CRITERIA:

Female patients of any age with a dominant breast mass meeting the following requirements are eligible for this protocol:

On clinical evaluation the tumor must be confined to the breast and axillary lymph nodes (stage I and II).

Biopsy of the tumor must be classified as a primary breast neoplasm of epithelial origin.

Patients must be geographically accessible for follow-up and willing to return for the follow-up at the NCI.

Patient must be mentally competent to understand and give informed consent for the protocol.

EXCLUSION CRITERIA:

Patients will be excluded from this protocol for the following reasons:

Advanced local disease or distant metastases (stage III and IV);

Inflammatory cancer;

Chronic diseases such as heart, lung, liver, kidney, blood, or metabolic disorders which may render the patient a poor operative risk;

History of another cancer other than skin cancer (non-melanoma);

Concurrent pregnancy or lactation;

Non-palpable lesions manifested only by nipple discharge or skin rash (Paget's disease);

Previous therapy to the breast cancer other than excisional biopsy;

Multiple masses or multiple suspicious areas on mammogram unless all but one are proven histologically benign; and

Bilateral breast carcinoma, either invasive or in-situ.

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01468883

Locations
United States, Maryland
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kevin A Camphausen, M.D. National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01468883     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 790111, 79-C-0111
Study First Received: October 1, 2011
Last Updated: March 14, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
Total Mastectomy
Axillary Dissection
Radioactive Implantation
Breast Irradiation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 28, 2014