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Complementary or Alternative Medicine Practices Used by Women at Increased Risk for Breast Cancer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00020098
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 27, 2004
Last Update Posted : March 29, 2012
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Study Description
Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Increasing knowledge about the complementary or alternative medicine practices used by women who are at increased risk for breast cancer may provide useful information for planning breast-cancer-prevention strategies.

PURPOSE: Clinical trial to determine how many women who are at increased risk for breast cancer use complementary or alternative medicine.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Breast Cancer Procedure: evaluation of cancer risk factors

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the prevalence of complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) practices among adult women who are enrolled in the Risk Assessment Clinic at the National Naval Medical Center Breast Care Center and are found to be at increased risk for developing breast cancer. II. Correlate the use of CAM with individual risk for breast cancer. III. Define the types of CAM practices used by this study population. IV. Identify reasons why this study population is using CAM.

OUTLINE: Patients are stratified according to prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine practices (enteral/parenteral vs psychologic/neurologic). Patients complete a Personal Risk Assessment form, pre-test/post-test knowledge questionnaires, and a survey questionnaire.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 102 patients will be accrued for this study within approximately 2 years.


Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Use of Complementary or Alternative Medicine Practices by Women at Increased Risk for Breast Cancer
Study Start Date : June 2000
Study Completion Date : September 2001

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MedlinePlus related topics: Breast Cancer
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Outcome Measures

Eligibility Criteria

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

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Enrolled in the Risk Assessment Clinic (RAC) of the National Naval Medical Center and found to be at increased risk for breast cancer based on at least one of the following: Estimated risk of at least 1.7% for developing breast cancer over the next 5 years, as determined by the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool (BCRAT) Prior history of lobular carcinoma in situ or ductal carcinoma in situ Family history of breast or ovarian cancer consistent with autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance or empirically elevated risk of breast cancer based on a single first- or second-degree relative with breast or ovarian cancer Must have attended the RAC education session within past 3-6 months 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 Other: No other prior cancer except ductal carcinoma in situ or basal cell carcinoma Able to read and understand English

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Not specified

Contacts and Locations

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Locations
United States, Maryland
National Naval Medical Center
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20889-5000
Medicine Branch
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators
Study Chair: Paula Glauber, RN National Cancer Institute (NCI)
More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00020098     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 000039
00-C-0039
MB-NAVY-B99-088
CDR0000067716
First Posted: February 27, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 29, 2012
Last Verified: March 2012

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
breast cancer

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