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Sentinel and/or Axillary Lymph Node Biopsy With or Without Axillary Reverse Mapping in Reducing Incidence and Severity of Arm Lymphedema in Stage 0-2 Patients.

This study has been terminated.
(P.I. left)
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01276054
First Posted: January 13, 2011
Last Update Posted: August 1, 2014
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Collaborator:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Southern California
  Purpose
Lymph node biopsy followed by axillary reverse mapping may reduce the incidence and severity of arm lymphedema. This randomized phase II trial is studying how well sentinel and/or axillary lymph node biopsy with or without axillary reverse mapping works in reducing incidence and severity of lymphedema in patients with resectable stage 0-II breast cancer

Condition Intervention Phase
Lymphedema Recurrent Breast Cancer Stage IA Breast Cancer Stage IB Breast Cancer Stage II Breast Cancer Radiation: technetium Tc 99m sulfur colloid Drug: methylene blue Drug: indocyanine green solution Procedure: sentinel lymph node biopsy Procedure: axillary lymph node biopsy Procedure: bioimpedance spectroscopy Procedure: quality-of-life assessment Other: lymphedema management Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Reducing the Incidence and Severity of Arm Lymphedema With Axillary Reverse Mapping and Implementation of a Lymphedema Screening and Intervention Program

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Further study details as provided by University of Southern California:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Whether or Not a Patient Has Developed Grade 1+ LE [ Time Frame: During the first year post-operatively ]
    LE is defined using the CTCAE v3 definition: a >5-10% increase in the inter-limb volume in the ipsilateral arm compared to the unaffected arm.


Enrollment: 4
Study Start Date: December 2010
Study Completion Date: October 2011
Primary Completion Date: October 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: SNB plus ARM or ALND (+/- SNB) plus ARM
Patients undergo sentinel lymph node biopsy (SNB) and/or axillary lymph node biopsy (ALND) using technetium Tc 99m sulfur colloid followed by methylene blue or indocyanine green solution tracer for localization of the arm lymph node. Patients then undergo an axillary reverse mapping.
Radiation: technetium Tc 99m sulfur colloid
Given intradermally and periareolarly
Other Names:
  • Tc 99m Sulfur Colloid
  • Tc-99m SC
Drug: methylene blue
Given subcutaneously
Other Names:
  • Azul de Metileno
  • Azul Metile
  • Blu di Metilene
  • MB
Drug: indocyanine green solution
Given subcutaneously
Other Names:
  • IC-GREEN
  • ICG solution
Procedure: sentinel lymph node biopsy
Undergo sentinel lymph node biopsy
Other Name: sentinel node biopsy
Procedure: axillary lymph node biopsy
Undergo axillary lymph node biopsy
Other Name: axillary node biopsy
Procedure: bioimpedance spectroscopy
Correlative studies
Other Name: BIS
Procedure: quality-of-life assessment
Ancillary studies
Other Name: quality of life assessment
Other: lymphedema management
Undergo axillary reverse mapping
Active Comparator: SNB or ALND (+/- SNB)
Patients undergo SNB and/or ALND using technetium Tc 99m sulfur colloid followed by methylene blue or indocyanine green solution tracer for localization of the arm lymph node.
Radiation: technetium Tc 99m sulfur colloid
Given intradermally and periareolarly
Other Names:
  • Tc 99m Sulfur Colloid
  • Tc-99m SC
Drug: methylene blue
Given subcutaneously
Other Names:
  • Azul de Metileno
  • Azul Metile
  • Blu di Metilene
  • MB
Drug: indocyanine green solution
Given subcutaneously
Other Names:
  • IC-GREEN
  • ICG solution
Procedure: sentinel lymph node biopsy
Undergo sentinel lymph node biopsy
Other Name: sentinel node biopsy
Procedure: axillary lymph node biopsy
Undergo axillary lymph node biopsy
Other Name: axillary node biopsy
Procedure: bioimpedance spectroscopy
Correlative studies
Other Name: BIS
Procedure: quality-of-life assessment
Ancillary studies
Other Name: quality of life assessment

Detailed Description:
PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: I. To evaluate the ability of axillary reverse mapping (ARM) to reduce the incidence of lymphedema (LE) following axillary nodal staging. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES: I. To document the use of a standardized LE screening and LE level-specific management protocol on the outcome of LE among patients who develop LE. II. To document the relationship between limb volume measurements assessed by infrared laser perometry and bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy. OUTLINE: Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms. ARM I: Patients undergo sentinel lymph node biopsy (SNB) and/or axillary lymph node biopsy (ALND) using technetium Tc 99m sulfur colloid followed by methylene blue or indocyanine green solution tracer for localization of the arm lymph node. Patients then undergo and axillary reverse mapping. ARM II: Patients undergo SNB and/or ALND using technetium Tc 99m sulfur colloid followed by methylene blue or indocyanine green solution tracer for localization of the arm lymph node. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up at 1-2 weeks, 3 months, and then every 6 months for 4 years.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Stage 0, I, and II Breast Cancer
  • Not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Breast cancer or prophylactic mastectomy requiring axillary nodal staging
  • Ability to read and/or comprehend consent form and questionnaires
  • Ability to follow-up per protocol
  • Unilateral axillary staging

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Stage 3
  • Previous axillary lymph node dissection
  • Neoadjuvant chemotherapy or hormonal therapy exceeding greater than 30 days duration
  • Allergy to blue dyes or iodine; NOTE: a non-blue dye or non-iodine-containing dye may be used in these patients
  • Patients with implanted medical devices such as a pacemaker may undergo perometry, but not BIS (Bioelectrical Impedance Spectroscopy)
  • Previous diagnosis of LE (lymphedema) of either extremity
  • Bilateral axillary staging
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01276054


Locations
United States, California
USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90033
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Southern California
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Dennis Holmes University of Southern California
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Southern California
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01276054     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1B-09-12
NCI-2010-02323 ( Registry Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trial Reporting Program) )
First Submitted: January 11, 2011
First Posted: January 13, 2011
Results First Submitted: July 1, 2014
Results First Posted: August 1, 2014
Last Update Posted: August 1, 2014
Last Verified: February 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Lymphedema
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Lymphatic Diseases
Pharmaceutical Solutions
Methylene Blue
Technetium Tc 99m Sulfur Colloid
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Radiopharmaceuticals