Community Oncology Setting Cost Analysis and Disease Outcomes of Taxane Use in Metastatic Breast Cancer
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This is a retrospective medical record abstraction study. It is a review and evaluation of up to 300 metastatic breast cancer patients treated with Abraxane or other taxanes such as paclitaxel and docetaxel to determine the overall cost of care for Abraxane compared to other taxanes in the first-line metastatic cancer setting and the cost of care for Abraxane compared to other taxanes when broken down by individual components of cost. In addition, the investigators will review the following patient outcomes: response rate, duration of therapy, toxicity, and survival.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer from January 2005 to three months prior to site-specific protocol initiation will be eligible. This will include current/actively being treated patients as well as patients who have previously completed therapy.
Patients that have received Abraxane chemotherapy greater than three months from the time of chart review.
Patients that have received taxane chemotherapy greater than three months from the time of chart review.