Gene Expression in Tumor Tissue From Women Undergoing Surgery for Breast Cancer or Core Biopsy of the Breast

This study has been terminated.
(Funding ended)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Georgetown University Identifier:
First received: May 9, 2009
Last updated: January 27, 2015
Last verified: January 2015

RATIONALE: Studying samples of breast tissue in the laboratory may help doctors learn more about the genes and proteins found in breast tissue.

PURPOSE: This phase I trial is studying genes and proteins in breast tissue from women undergoing surgery for breast cancer or core biopsy of the breast.

Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer
Genetic: microarray analysis
Procedure: breast biopsy
Phase 1

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Pilot Study for Analysis of Tumor Gene Expression by DNA Microarray Analysis in Patients Undergoing Breast Cancer Surgery or Core Biopsy Sampling

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Further study details as provided by Georgetown University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Tumor gene expression as assessed by DNA microarray analysis [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    tumor sample will be assessed by DNA microarray

Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: September 1999
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2015
Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Genetic: microarray analysis
    tumor specimen will be assessed by microarray analysis
    Procedure: breast biopsy
    A breast biopsy will be done to obtain a tumor specimen
Detailed Description:


  • Assess tumor gene expression information from women undergoing surgery for breast cancer or core biopsy sampling of the breast.

OUTLINE: This is a pilot study.

Tumor tissue is collected and analyzed for tumor gene expression by DNA microarray analysis for research studies.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 100 patients will be accrued for this study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Any woman undergoing a breast biopsy or breast surgery



  • Undergoing surgery for breast cancer OR core biopsy sampling of the breast


  • Not specified


  • Not specified
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00898937

United States, District of Columbia
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20007
Sponsors and Collaborators
Georgetown University
Principal Investigator: Claudine Isaacs, MD Lombardi Cancer Research Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Georgetown University Identifier: NCT00898937     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000377341, P50CA058185, P30CA051008, GUMC-99225
Study First Received: May 9, 2009
Last Updated: January 27, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Georgetown University:
breast cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Neoplasms by Site
Skin Diseases processed this record on March 31, 2015