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Cryosurgery in Treating Women With Breast Lesions

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted : May 30, 2013
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Cryosurgery kills cancer cells by freezing them. Cryosurgery followed by lumpectomy or mastectomy may be an effective treatment for breast lesions.

PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of cryosurgery in treating women who have breast lesions.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Breast Cancer Procedure: conventional surgery Procedure: cryosurgery Phase 1

Detailed Description:


  • Determine the feasibility of temperature-monitored, ultrasound-guided cryosurgery in women with highly suspicious breast lesions.
  • Determine the safety of this procedure in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients undergo cryoablation of up to two breast lesions. Within 3-21 days, patients undergo lumpectomy or mastectomy.

Patients are followed at 1, 4, 8, and 12 weeks after lumpectomy or mastectomy.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A maximum of 25 patients will be accrued for this study.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of Freezing Tumors in the Treatment of Breast Cancer Safety Study - 1-Probe CRYOcare Surgical System for Breast Tumor Ablation
Study Start Date : May 2001
Study Completion Date : July 2004

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MedlinePlus related topics: Breast Cancer
U.S. FDA Resources

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Highly suspicious breast lesion on prior mammogram and/or ultrasound with confirmation of malignancy on ultrasound-guided core biopsy

    • Tumor no greater than 2.0 cm in diameter
  • Eligible for lumpectomy or mastectomy
  • No superficial breast lesions
  • No prior open surgical biopsy
  • Hormone receptor status:

    • Not specified



  • Any age


  • Female

Menopausal status:

  • Not specified

Performance status:

  • Not specified

Life expectancy:

  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • No other illness that would preclude study participation


Biologic therapy:

  • Not specified


  • Not specified

Endocrine therapy:

  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • No other surgery that would preclude study participation


  • No other medical treatment that would preclude study participation

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00020852

United States, California
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095-7028
Sponsors and Collaborators
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Helena R. Chang, MD, PhD Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00020852     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UCLA-9908076
CDR0000068724 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
First Posted: January 27, 2003    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 30, 2013
Last Verified: May 2004

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage I breast cancer
stage II breast cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases