Coagulation Parameters in Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Patients Under Adjuvant Hormonal Therapy (COPA)
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00814034
: December 23, 2008
Last Update Posted
: September 7, 2015
Hellenic Breast Surgeons Society
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Markopoulos Christos, Hellenic Breast Surgeons Society
The objective of the study is to monitor the changes of blood coagulation parameters in postmenopausal patients who are treated with adjuvant Hormonal Therapy for a total of 5 years. The values of the standard coagulation parameters throughout the study will be compared with the baseline values.
Condition or disease
Study subjects will be treated with standard adjuvant hormonal therapy for a total of 5 years or until disease relapse or until HT is permanently discontinued for other reasons. The choice of endocrine treatment strategy (drugs to be used or their sequence, if the sequential option has been decided) is left at the discretion of the participating site. Adjuvant HT will commence after the completion of adjuvant chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy. Percentage change (%) from baseline of the blood coagulation parameters at 6, 12, 18, and 24 months of treatment. The blood coagulation parameters which will be measured are fibrinogen, prothrombin time (PT) and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT).
An Observational, Prospective Cohort Study, on Blood Coagulation Parameters in Postmenopausal Patients With Operable Breast Cancer Who Are Treated as Per Standard Practice With Adjuvant Hormonal Therapy for a Total of 5 Years
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 80 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Postmenopausal, ER and/or PgR positive breast cancer patients eligible for adjuvant hormonal treatment (HT), who are admitted for treatment and follow-up at the participating sites, will be enrolled in the trial. Study subjects will be treated with standard adjuvant hormonal therapy for a total of 5 years or until disease relapse or until HT is permanently discontinued for other reasons.
The choice of endocrine treatment strategy (drugs to be used or their sequence, if the sequential option has been decided) is left at the discretion of the participating site. Adjuvant HT will commence after the completion of adjuvant chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy.
Postmenopausal status. ER and/or PgR status positive. Adjuvant hormonal treatment for 5 years according to standard practice has been decided by the treating physician. Values within normal limits for the blood coagulation parameters at baseline visit. Accessible for follow-up for the duration of the trial. Written informed consent.
Both ER and PgR negative primary tumor. Evidence of distant metastases (M1) Neo-adjuvant hormonotherapy. Chronic use of oral anticoagulants such as warfarin or acenocoumarol. Psychiatric disorders preventing proper informed consent. Concomitant malignancies except for adequately treated carcinoma in situ of the uterine cervix or basal squamous cell carcinoma of the skin.
Neoplasms by Site
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators
Estrogen Receptor Modulators
Bone Density Conservation Agents
Steroid Synthesis Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action