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Enhanced Ultrasound in Determining Extent of Disease in Women With Primary Breast Cancer

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified April 2005 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: April 6, 2000
Last updated: November 5, 2013
Last verified: April 2005

RATIONALE: New imaging procedures, such as enhanced ultrasound may improve the ability to determine the extent of breast cancer.

PURPOSE: Diagnostic study of enhanced ultrasound in women who have locally advanced primary breast cancer.

Condition Intervention
Breast Cancer
Procedure: ultrasound imaging

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: A Direct Comparison of Contrast Enhanced Power Doppler Ultrasound in Primary Breast Cancer and Axillary Nodal Status With Histopathological Variables and Clinical Outcome

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Study Start Date: August 1997
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Measure blood flow of primary breast lesions and corresponding lymph nodes by Power Doppler Ultrasound (PDU) and compare this information with metastatic potential and patient survival in women with primary breast cancer. II. Correlate intratumor/-nodal blood flow with pathological variables using standard histology and special stains in this patient population. III. Correlate intratumor microvessel density with total tumor blood flow and with the presence of axillary lymph node metastases using this diagnostic method in these patients. IV. Correlate tumor blood flow with various markers of angiogenesis using this diagnostic method in these patients. V. Compare tumor blood flow as measured with PDU before and after contrast enhancement in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a diagnostic study. Patients receive ultrasound contrast agent IV. An ultrasound probe with Power Doppler facility is swept over the skin surface in a standard fashion before and after contrast enhancement. Blood flow data is acquired over the volume of the mass and/or lymph nodes using a video recorder. The scanning time ranges between 5 to 15 minutes depending on the size and exact location of the breast mass and axillary lymph nodes. Within 1 week of the ultrasound, patients undergo surgery and the mass and axillary lymph nodes are removed.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 200 patients will be accrued for this study within 1 year.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Clinically suspected locally advanced breast cancer where treatment indicated is primary surgery (wide local excision or simple mastectomy) and axillary dissection (clearance) Inflammatory breast cancer eligible No recurrent disease Hormone receptor status: Not specified

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Sex: Female Menopausal status: Not specified Performance status: Not specified Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Not specified Cardiovascular: No New York Heart Association class III or IV heart disease At least 14 days since prior myocardial infarction Pulmonary: No severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Other: No galactosemia No mental illness or handicap

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior neoadjuvant chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: Not specified Surgery: See Disease Characteristics At least 1 month since prior core biopsy (Tru-cut) of breast cancer

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00005058

United Kingdom
Royal Marsden NHS Trust
London, England, United Kingdom, SW3 6JJ
Sponsors and Collaborators
Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Study Chair: Gerald Gui, MD, MS, FRCS(Edin), FRCS(Eng) Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
  More Information Identifier: NCT00005058     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000067655
Study First Received: April 6, 2000
Last Updated: November 5, 2013

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage I breast cancer
stage II breast cancer
stage IIIA breast cancer
stage IIIB breast cancer
inflammatory breast cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases processed this record on April 26, 2017