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An Observational Study to Register the Incidence of Breast Cancer and Current Clinical Care Patterns in Kenya

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier:
First received: September 19, 2011
Last updated: August 18, 2017
Last verified: August 2017
This observational study, conducted by the Kenya Society for Hematology and Oncology, will develop a Breast Cancer and Care Registry (BRECC) for Kenya. Data on demographic, clinical and pathological characteristics, treatment and clinical outcome will be collected from newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. Breast cancer patients will be recruited into this registry cohort and followed up for a period of not less than five years.

Breast Cancer

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Breast Cancer Care (BRECC) Registry - Development of a Breast Cancer Registry to Determine the Magnitude of Breast Cancer and Current Clinical Care Patterns in Kenya

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Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of breast cancer in Kenya [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
  • Breast cancer treatment patterns (drugs/dosage/schedule) in clinical practice in Kenya [ Time Frame: 5 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression-free survival [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
  • Overall survival [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
  • Patient demographics of breast cancer patients in Kenya [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
  • Pathology: Prevalence of tumour types [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
  • Correlation between risk factors and clinical outcome [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
  • Therapy duration/compliance [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
  • Safety: Incidence of adverse events [ Time Frame: 5 years ]

Enrollment: 367
Actual Study Start Date: August 8, 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 19, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 19, 2020 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed breast cancer
  • No previous interventional therapy for breast cancer
  • Ability to provide written informed consent as per GCP and local regulations

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participation in other clinical study where the diagnosis and treatment protocol is stated prior to enrolment
  • Inability to assess and follow up patient outcomes, for example quality of life due to psychiatric illness or WHO/ECOG performance status IV or worse
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01484483

University of Nairobi School of Medicine; Internal Medicine and Therapeutics
Nairobi, Kenya, 00202
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information

Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier: NCT01484483     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML25502
Study First Received: September 19, 2011
Last Updated: August 18, 2017

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