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Expanded Breast Cancer Registry and Tissue Repository

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified June 2016 by New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance
State of New Mexico
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance Identifier:
First received: May 5, 2006
Last updated: June 7, 2016
Last verified: June 2016

The Expanded Breast Cancer Registry and Tissue Repository Research Team (EBCR-RT) is comprised of University of Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center faculty and staff whose goals are to improve the outcomes and quality of life of patients with breast cancer, and ultimately to eradicate and cure breast cancer. One focus of the EBCR-RT is the creation an infrastructure that can potentially be adopted as a model for a statewide registry and tissue repository for the discovery of biomarkers for this disease.

The goals of the EBCR are:

  1. To register patients diagnosed with breast cancer and information relevant to their diagnosis (such as stage, grade, hormone receptor status, etc), treatment (surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, etc), and survivorship (Quallity of Life, etc).
  2. To collect relevant demographics including age, menopausal status, race/ethnicity, body mass index (BMI), place of residence, behaviors (smoking, alcohol intake, etc)
  3. To establish a paired tumor tissue and blood sample for each relevant time-point (as defined in the protocol), which will be stored in the Tissue Bank Shared Resource Facility for future hypothesis-driven research.

Breast Cancer

Study Type: Observational [Patient Registry]
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Target Follow-Up Duration: 20 Years
Official Title: Expanded Breast Cancer Registry and Tissue Repository

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Identify risk factors for breast cancer [ Time Frame: 4 years ]
    Prospectively collect demographic, risk factor, diagnosis and treatment data and tissues (blood, buccal cells and tumor if appicable) for breast cancer patients seen at the UNM Cancer Center to assist in identification of unique factors that may impact patient prognosis in this population.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Establish a centralized tissue repository [ Time Frame: 4 years ]
    Establish a centralized tissue repository (breast and related tissues) to serve as a resource for current and future scientific studies.

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Assess clinico-pathologiv variables and outcomes [ Time Frame: 10 years ]
    Utilize the Extended Breast Cancer Repository clinical database to determine the relationship between clinico-pathologic variables and patient outcomes.

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Sample of tumor, buccal cells and blood collected at the time of study enrollment.

Estimated Enrollment: 500
Study Start Date: February 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
Institutions and/or physicians are required to report each new diagnosis of breast cancer to the New Mexico Tumor Registry (NMTR). The NMTR is a valuable database that provides information on breast cancer, including trends in incidence and survival. However, relevant information on breast cancer prognosis and treatment is either not routinely collected or not readily available to the NMTR. We propose to establish an Expanded Breast Cancer Registry and Tissue Repository (EBCR) at this institution that could serve as an infrastructure for collection of this information. Furthermore, a tissue bank will be established for collection of paired tissue (tumor, buccal cells and blood sample) from patients diagnosed with breast cancer who consent to providing excess/extra tissue and additional blood for the Tissue Repository. This tissue bank will serve as a repository from which researchers can access tissue samples to conduct laboratory-based studies of genetic determinants of breast cancer risks, prognosis and survival in women with breast cancer seen in this institution.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
All patients diagnosed with breast cancer during the study period commencing January 2006, regardless of gender, ethnicity/race, stage of disease or treatment.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients diagnosed with breast cancer, regardless of gender, ethnicity/race, stage of disease or treatment, are eligible.
  • Patients must be less than or equal to one year from diagnosis of non-metastatic breast cancer OR less than or equal to one year from initiation of treatment for metastatic disease.
  • Pathological diagnosis of breast cancer
  • Expected availability of clinical follow up data
  • Eighteen years old or older
  • Participants must be willing to provide written, informed consent obtained in accordance with institutional and federal guidelines

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not specified.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00322894

Contact: Angela W Meisner, MPH 505-272-2422

United States, New Mexico
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center Recruiting
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States, 87131
Contact: Valerie Parks, RN, OCN    505-925-0390   
Principal Investigator: Melanie Royce, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance
State of New Mexico
Principal Investigator: Melanie Royce, MD University of New Mexico Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance Identifier: NCT00322894     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: INST 0552C
Study First Received: May 5, 2006
Last Updated: June 7, 2016
Individual Participant Data  
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance:
Breast cancer
Risk factors
Tissue repository

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