Use of Hair to Diagnose Breast Cancer
This study aims to perform x-ray diffraction analysis of blinded hair samples from women with a documented health status, to validate the previous findings of James et al who described that x-ray diffraction patterns of human hair can distinguish samples from healthy subjects from those of diseased subjects, specifically those suffering from breast cancer.
The primary hypothesis is that x-ray diffraction of hair can be used to distinguish hair from patients with confirmed breast cancer from subjects without detectable breast cancer.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
|Official Title:||A Study to Evaluate a Test for the Diagnosis of Breast Cancer Using X-Ray Diffraction of Hair Fibres.|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00390377
|Contact: Peter W French, BSc, MSc, PhDemail@example.com|
|Australia, New South Wales|
|St George Private Hospital||Recruiting|
|Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2217|
|Principal Investigator: Ronald Shnier, MBBS, FRACR|
|Principal Investigator:||Ronald Shnier, MBBS, FRACR||Symbion Health|
|Study Director:||Gary Corino, BSc||Fermiscan Ltd|