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Exemestane in Preventing Cancer in Postmenopausal Women at Increased Risk of Developing Breast Cancer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00083174
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 17, 2004
Results First Posted : May 20, 2013
Last Update Posted : February 20, 2018
Grupo Espanol de Investigacion del Cancer de Mama
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Canadian Cancer Trials Group ( NCIC Clinical Trials Group )

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment;   Masking: None (Open Label);   Primary Purpose: Prevention
Condition: Breast Cancer
Intervention: Drug: exemestane

  Participant Flow

Recruitment Details
Key information relevant to the recruitment process for the overall study, such as dates of the recruitment period and locations
Between February 11, 2004, and March 23, 2010, 4560 women were recruited in medical clinics.

Pre-Assignment Details
Significant events and approaches for the overall study following participant enrollment, but prior to group assignment
Eligibility of women was first checked before the randomization to the trial.

Reporting Groups
Exemestane one 25 mg tablet daily in am
Placebo one tablet daily in am

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Exemestane   Placebo
STARTED   2285   2275 
COMPLETED   2285 [1]   2275 [1] 
[1] All women randomized were included in the analysis based on intent-to-treat principle.

  Baseline Characteristics

  Outcome Measures

1.  Primary:   Invasive Breast Cancer Incidence (Breast Cancer-Free Survival)   [ Time Frame: Over study (median follow-up 35 months) ]

2.  Secondary:   Total Incidence of Invasive and Non-invasive (DCIS) Breast Cancer   [ Time Frame: Over study (median follow-up 35 months) ]

3.  Secondary:   Incidence of Lobular Carcinoma in Situ, Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia and Atypical Lobular Hyperplasia Events   [ Time Frame: Over study (median follow-up 35 months) ]

4.  Secondary:   Number of Clinical Breast Biopsies   [ Time Frame: Over study (median follow-up 35 months) ]

5.  Secondary:   Incidence of All Clinical Fractures   [ Time Frame: During protocol treatment (up to 5 years) ]

6.  Secondary:   Incidence of Clinically Relevant Cardiac Events   [ Time Frame: During protocol treatment (up to 5 years) ]

7.  Secondary:   Incidences of Other Malignancies   [ Time Frame: Over study (median follow-up 35 months) ]

8.  Primary:   Frequency of Serious Adverse Events   [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
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  Serious Adverse Events

  Other Adverse Events

  Limitations and Caveats

Limitations of the study, such as early termination leading to small numbers of participants analyzed and technical problems with measurement leading to unreliable or uninterpretable data
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