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Developing Mouse Models of Breast Cancer Using Tissue Samples From Women With Breast Cancer

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
A Bapsi Chakravarthy, MD, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: May 9, 2009
Last updated: May 15, 2017
Last verified: May 2017

RATIONALE: Changing the genes in laboratory mice to create a living model of human breast cancer may help doctors learn more about breast cancer.

PURPOSE: This research study is developing mouse models of breast cancer using tissue samples that were previously collected from women with breast cancer.

Condition Intervention
Breast Cancer Other: laboratory biomarker analysis Other: medical chart review

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Developing In-Vivo Models of Human Breast Cancer

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Further study details as provided by A Bapsi Chakravarthy, MD, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Development of new in vivo models of human breast cancer [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  • Correlation of response in this model to actual treatment outcome in patients, if the in vivo model proven feasible [ Time Frame: 5 years ]

Enrollment: 26
Study Start Date: February 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2018
Primary Completion Date: May 15, 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
breast cancer patients Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Tissue samples will either be collected at the time of medically indicated surgical procedures or through research core biopsies. A sample of urine will also be obtained. Blood will be collected via venipuncture and lymphocytes (mononuclear cells) separated and processed as a source of normal DNA and normal cells.
Other: medical chart review
patient chart review will occur in conjunction with patient data collection for final analyses.

Detailed Description:


  • To develop new in vivo models of human breast cancer.
  • To correlate response in this model to actual treatment outcome in patients, if the in vivo model is proven feasible.

OUTLINE: Previously collected breast tumor fragments are implanted into the renal capsule site of SCID mouse hosts (mouse with severe combined immune deficiency) to establish metastatic spread patterns, and both histologic and molecular tumor characteristics.

Patients' medical charts are reviewed to obtain relevant information, including general demographics, smoking and alcohol use, as well as outcome data such as survival and response to treatment.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
breast cancer patients


  • Diagnosis of breast cancer

    • Any stage of disease
    • Primary or metastatic disease
  • Human breast tumor tissues available after the diagnoses have been made
  • Enrolled on the ongoing Breast Tissue Repository trial VU-VICC-BRE-03103

    • Have consented to the use of their tissues for research purpose
  • Hormone receptor status not specified


  • Menopausal status not specified


  • Not specified
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00897468

United States, Tennessee
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232-6838
Sponsors and Collaborators
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: A. Bapsi Chakravarthy, MD Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: A Bapsi Chakravarthy, MD, Associate Professor; Radiation Oncologist, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00897468     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VICC BRE 0704
P30CA068485 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Study First Received: May 9, 2009
Last Updated: May 15, 2017

Keywords provided by A Bapsi Chakravarthy, MD, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center:
breast cancer

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