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Breast MRI as a Preoperative Tool for DCIS

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: January 21, 2008
Last updated: December 16, 2016
Last verified: December 2016

Breast MRI is a fairly new technology, but it has been well studied. It is now used routinely in many patients with breast cancer. It has been shown to be useful in detecting areas of cancer that cannot be seen using other types of scans or tests.

The purpose of this study is to see how often MRI can find other areas of cancer in women with one area of breast cancer, and to determine how having the MRI test affects their treatment. The purpose is also to study any areas of abnormality seen on your MRI with special methods that allow the images of your breast tissue and the microscopic analysis of your breast tissue to be compared very carefully. The study also aims to follow women who enter the study over a 10-year period to determine how often the breast cancer comes back.

Condition Intervention
Breast Cancer Ductal Carcinoma in Situ Procedure: MRI

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Breast MRI as a Preoperative Tool for DCIS

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Further study details as provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To prospectively evaluate the value of preoperative breast MRI in women with core biopsy-proven DCIS. [ Time Frame: conclusion of the study ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine the proportion of all patients in this study in whom breast MRI identifies at least one site of cancer separate from the index lesion. [ Time Frame: conclusion of the study ]
  • To estimate re-excision rates and mastectomy rates in patients with DCIS undergoing preoperative MRI. [ Time Frame: conclusion of the study ]
  • To estimate the proportion of patients with DCIS in which preoperative MRI will change surgical planning. [ Time Frame: conclusion of the study ]
  • To estimate the long-term ipsilateral breast recurrence rate in women with DCIS undergoing preoperative breast MRI. [ Time Frame: conclusion of the study ]

Enrollment: 115
Study Start Date: October 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Women with core biopsy proven DCIS with or without microinvasion seen for surgical consultation at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and for whom operative intervention is planned.
Procedure: MRI
The patient will then undergo a breast MRI as part of their preoperative work-up of DCIS. Biopsy of any suspicious areas by needle biopsy or at the time of surgery. If appropriate, repeat MRI after biopsy or surgery. Follow-up for 10 years (you will be contacted once a year to see how you are doing).


Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 59 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age less than 60 at time of consent
  • Clinical stage is consistent with Stage 0 or Stage I T1mic at presentation
  • Core biopsy proven DCIS or DCIS with microinvasion (invasion ≤0.1 cm), prior to enrollment
  • Breast surgery to be performed at MSKCC
  • Informed consent obtained
  • Female

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age 60 or over at time of consent
  • Patients who are pregnant or nursing
  • Patients with contraindications to breast conservation
  • Excisional biopsy of DCIS or DCIS with microinvasion, prior to enrollment
  • Patients with any contraindications to MRI including pacemaker, tissue expander, other metallic surgical implants, weight over 350 lb., previous gadolinium reaction, metal fragments in eye
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00605982

United States, New Jersey
Memoral Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
United States, New York
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Commack, New York, United States, 11725
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10065
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Kimberly Van Zee, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00605982     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 06-124
Study First Received: January 21, 2008
Last Updated: December 16, 2016

Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma in Situ
Carcinoma, Ductal
Carcinoma, Intraductal, Noninfiltrating
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Ductal, Lobular, and Medullary processed this record on September 25, 2017