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Use of the Contura™ Catheter to Deliver Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation to "Low-risk" Breast Cancer Patients

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Cancer Center of Irvine Identifier:
First received: April 15, 2009
Last updated: January 26, 2016
Last verified: July 2013
The purpose of this national, multi-site study is to determine the safety and effectiveness of the Contura catheter in breast cancer patients undergoing accelerated partial breast irradiation.

Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer Device: Accelerated partial breast irradiation Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multi-Site, Prospective, Non-Randomized Study of the Contura™ Multi-Lumen Balloon (MLB) Catheter to Deliver Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation: Analysis of Dosimetry, Local Tumor Control, Cosmetic Outcome, and Toxicity

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Further study details as provided by Cancer Center of Irvine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Maximum total skin dose is less than or equal to 125% of the prescribed radiation dose. [ Time Frame: 19 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Toxicity rates [ Time Frame: 79 months ]

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: May 2008
Study Completion Date: July 2013
Primary Completion Date: May 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Contura accelerated partial breast irradiation. Following a lumpectomy, a Contura balloon catheter is placed in the lumpectomy cavity. Later that morning, accelerated partial breast irradiation begins.
Device: Accelerated partial breast irradiation
A total radiation dose of 34 Gy is delivered in 10 fractions bid over 5-7 days with 6 hours between the radiation treatments each day. Each radiation treatment takes 15-30 minutes. There is no radioactivity left behind in the patient.
Other Name: Contura catheter

Detailed Description:
The Cancer Center of Irvine is one of the busiest centers in the United States for Contura accelerated partial breast irradiation.

Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Able and willing to sign informed consent
  • Age 50 or older at diagnosis
  • Life expectancy greater than 10 years (excluding diagnosis of breast cancer)
  • Surgical treatment of the breast must have been lumpectomy. The margins of the resected specimen must be histologically free of tumor (negative surgical margins per NSABP criteria)
  • On histologic examination, the tumor must be DCIS and/or invasive breast carcinoma
  • For patients with invasive breast cancer, an axillary staging procedure must be performed [either sentinel node biopsy or axillary dissection (with a minimum of 6 axillary nodes removed), and the axillary node(s) must be pathologically negative]
  • The T stage must be Tis, T1, or T2. If T2, the tumor must be less than or equal to 3.0 cm in maximum diameter
  • Estrogen receptor positive tumor

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age < 50 at diagnosis (regardless of histology)
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding
  • Active collagen vascular disease
  • Paget's disease of the breast
  • Prior history of DCIS or invasive breast cancer
  • Prior breast or thoracic radiation therapy for any condition
  • Multicentric carcinoma (DCIS or invasive)
  • Synchronous bilateral invasive or non-invasive breast cancer
  • Surgical margins that cannot be microscopically assessed or that are positive
  • Positive axillary node(s)
  • T stage of T2 with the tumor > 3 cm in maximum diameter or a T stage of T3 or T4
  • Estrogen receptor negative tumor
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00882596

United States, California
Cancer Center of Irvine
Irvine, California, United States, 92618
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cancer Center of Irvine
Principal Investigator: Kenneth M Tokita, MD Cancer Center of Irvine
Study Director: Richard B Wilder, MD Cancer Center of Irvine
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Cancer Center of Irvine Identifier: NCT00882596     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: S07-002
Study First Received: April 15, 2009
Last Updated: January 26, 2016

Keywords provided by Cancer Center of Irvine:

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