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FDG-PET/CT for Simulation and Radiation Treatment Planning of Early Breast Cancer

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified September 2014 by University Hospital, Geneva.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Vincent Vinh-Hung, University of Geneva, Switzerland Identifier:
First received: September 2, 2011
Last updated: September 7, 2014
Last verified: September 2014

The purpose of the study is:

  • to assess the potential benefits of 18F-[FDG] PET/CT and PET/MRI for operable breast cancer in order to define the size and location of the primary tumor, as well as axillary, supraclavicular and internal mammary lymph nodes.
  • to apply the imaging results to the simulation and the radiation treatment planning and partial breast for 3-D radiation treatment and partial breast irradiation with intensity modulated radiation treatment (IMRT).

Breast Neoplasm

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Application of 18F-[FDG] PET/CT to Simulation and Planning of Radiotherapy (RT) for Breast Cancer. Definition of Target Volume for 3-D RT and for Partial Breast Irradiation (PBI) by IMRT Technique

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Geneva:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Drawing of target volumes [ Time Frame: Up to 12 weeks after surgery ]
    Compare the drawing of target volumes using the PET/CT, PET/IRM information, or without these imaging informations.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Correlate the FDG PET/CT PET/IRM with surgical pathology findings [ Time Frame: Up to 12 weeks after surgery ]
    Compare the pre-operative imaging information with histopathological description of the resected primary tumor, and with the extent of lymph node involvement.

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: November 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2015
Primary Completion Date: May 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
Pre-operative FDG PET/CT, and in option PET/IRM, are intended for women with histologically confirmed operable clinically node-negative breast cancer, in whom breast conserving and post-operative radiotherapy are planned.

Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Women with operable clinically node-negative breast cancer

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed breast carcinoma
  • Clinical stage T1-2 N0 M0
  • Age > 18 years
  • Signed informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • WHO performance index 3
  • Premenopausal women without contraception
  • Gestation
  • Lactating
  • Prior surgery or radiotherapy on the same breast
  • Unable to understand study participation
  • Bilateral breast cancer
  • Prior CT thorax-abdomen and breast MRI within 4 months of interview
  • Presence of electromechanical implant and/or body ferromagnetic material
  • Previous history of renal insufficiency requiring dialysis and/or hospitalisation
  • Ureum and/or creatinine within 2 weeks of interview above lab's reference limits
  • History of contrast allergy
  • Hyperthyroidy
  • Claustrophobia.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01432002

Radiation oncology, Geneva University Hospitals
Geneva, Switzerland, 1205
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Geneva
Principal Investigator: Vincent Vinh-Hung, MD, PhD Radiation Oncology, Geneva University Hospitals
  More Information

Responsible Party: Vincent Vinh-Hung, Privat Docent, University of Geneva, Switzerland Identifier: NCT01432002     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HUG 07-153
Study First Received: September 2, 2011
Last Updated: September 7, 2014

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Geneva:
breast carcinoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases processed this record on April 28, 2017