MRI in Predicting Early Response to Chemotherapy in Patients With Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
RATIONALE: Diagnostic procedures such as MRI scans may help predict early response to treatment in patients with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy.
PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying MRI in predicting early response to chemotherapy in patients with locally advanced breast cancer.
Drug: systemic chemotherapy
Procedure: diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging
Procedure: dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging
Procedure: magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging
Procedure: neoadjuvant therapy
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Diagnostic|
|Official Title:||Neo Comice Pilot; Efficacy of Advanced Semi-automated Functional Magnetic Resonance (MR) Imaging in the Early Prediction of Response of Locally Advanced Breast Cancer to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy|
- Failed scan rate (i.e., the number of scans that failed protocol) grouped by cause, including patient refusal, protocol violation in timing, major errors in scan protocols, and minor errors in scan protocol [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Failed automated MRI-scan data-analysis rate (i.e., number of scans that required manual reading and number of protocol-compliant scans that were unreadable, subdivided according to whether the scans were technically compliant or not) [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||August 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2010|
- To determine the technical feasibility of using MRI in a multicenter setting using the most commonly available magnetic resonance (MR) systems (i.e., is the trial able to scan patients to a specific protocol, using different types of MRI machine) measured by the number of MRI scans not completed to technical specifications (i.e., incorrect sequences or incomplete scans) or trial protocol (i.e., scans not completed or completed at the wrong time).
- To determine how reliably the imaging data can be analyzed in a centralized, semi-automated manner (i.e., can MRI data be reliably transferred from different centers and analyzed using software based in the center for MR investigations at the University of Hull) measured by the number of cases where automated data analysis of completed MRI scans was not possible (i.e., data could not be analyzed at all or data required manual analysis).
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Patients undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans at baseline, 4-7 days after beginning after the first course of chemotherapy, at the end of their second course of chemotherapy, and at the end of their fourth course of chemotherapy (first regimen). MRI techniques may include dynamic contrast-enhanced, diffusion-weighted, and spectroscopic.
|Cactus Clinical Trials Unit|
|Hull, England, United Kingdom, HU3 2KZ|
|Principal Investigator:||Lindsay W. Turnbull, MD||Hull Royal Infirmary|