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Using Diagnostic Tools to Stage Breast Cancer

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
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University of Pennsylvania Identifier:
First received: August 22, 2006
Last updated: August 15, 2016
Last verified: August 2016
This project is aimed at investigating the relative diagnostic and synergy of four state of the art breast imaging techniques (magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), full-field digital mammography (DMAM), ultrasound, and positron emission tomography (PET)) with respect to determining the extent of breast cancer.

Condition Intervention
Breast Cancer Device: MRI, Digital Mammography, Ultrasound and Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Evaluation of Multimodality Breast Imaging: Lesion Staging

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Further study details as provided by University of Pennsylvania:

Estimated Enrollment: 400
Study Start Date: March 2002
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2007

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women recently diagnosed with Breast Cancer
  • Will be undergoing surgery (after study) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Contraindications to MRI
  • previously diagnosed with breast cancer (in the smae breast) within the past 5 years
  • Patients with known locally advanced cancer (prior to study entry) being treated with preoperative adjuvant therapy.
  • Pregnant women
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00367666

United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pennsylvania
Principal Investigator: Abass Alavi, MD University of Pennsylvania
  More Information Identifier: NCT00367666     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Protocol 414500
NIH funded
Study First Received: August 22, 2006
Last Updated: August 15, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases processed this record on June 21, 2017