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In a small study at Johns Hopkins, women were treated with partial breast irradiation and chemotherapy given at the same time.

We are now testing in a bigger study whether giving partial breast irradiation and chemotherapy at the same time (our new method) has the same side effects and outcomes as giving partial breast irradiation and chemotherapy at different times(older method). In this study women who had their breast cancer removed but need radiation to the breast will be randomized to partial breast irradiation at the same time as chemotherapy or partial breast radiation at a different time than chemotherapy. Randomization is like flipping a coin but in this study about 2 of every 3 women will get the new method.

Category

  • Cancers and Other Neoplasms
  • Womens Health
  • Breast
IRB Number
20170532HU
NCT Number
NCT01928589
Open to Enrollment
Yes

Eligibility

Eligible Ages
Between 18 Years and 100 Years
Eligible Genders
Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
No

Inclusion Criteria

≥ 18 years. Patient must have histologically confirmed (by routine H&E staining) invasive adenocarcinoma of the breast. Primary tumor ≤ 4cm and 0-3 positive axillary lymph nodes (T1-2, N0-1, M0). Margin negative surgery. For subjects with two breasts, they must have had a bilateral mammogram prior to surgery. Patient must have a Medical Oncology consult with the recommendation of chemotherapy. Recommended regimens are as follows: Cyclophosphamide and Doxorubicin (AC); Taxotere, Doxorubicin and Cyclophosphamide (TAC); Taxotere and Cyclophosphamide (TC); or Taxotere, Carboplatin withTrastuzamab (TCH) prior to registration; or Paclitaxel and Trastuzumab. The use of additional chemotherapy, hormonal therapy or Trastuzumab after the initial regimen is at the discretion of the Medical Oncologist. Other primary regimens are possible but the PI must be notified prior to enrollment. Partial breast irradiation must be scheduled to begin less than 71 days from the last breast surgical procedure. ECOG performance status ≤ 1. Women of child-bearing potential must have a negative (urine or blood) pregnancy test within 6 weeks prior to start of protocol therapy. Women of childbearing potential must also use effective non-hormonal contraception while undergoing radiation treatment and chemotherapy. Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document.

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Exclusion Criteria

ents who have received neoadjuvant chemotherapy or neoadjuvant hormonal therapy for the current cancer. Patients with squamous or sarcomas of the breast. Patients who have active local-regional disease prior to registration. Patient has other prior malignancy except for adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer, in sity cervical cancer, or any other cancer from which the patient has been disease-free for less than 5 years.

Patient is pregnant. Patient has a serious medical or physciatric illness which prevents informed consent or adherence with treatment Study team (PI, Co-I, and or research nurse) may deny enrollment if in the study team's opinion, the candidate may not be adherent to the treatment protocol including scheduled follow-ups.

Study Design

Arm Groups

Study Contact


Regulatory Point of Contact
Frances Crawford
(210) 450-5037
crawfordf1@uthscsa.edu

Regulatory Point of Contact
Sonia Creighton
(210) 450-1366
creighton@uthscsa.edu

Regulatory Point of Contact
Patricia Devore
(210) 450-1233
devore@uthscsa.edu

Regulatory Point of Contact
Mohamad Fakhreddine
(210) 450-5652
fakhreddine@uthscsa.edu

Regulatory Point of Contact
Myrna Montenegro
(210) 450-5954
montenegro@uthscsa.edu

Regulatory Point of Contact
Mailbox Ctrc Regulatory Affairs
regaffapp@uthscsa.edu

Regulatory Point of Contact
Regulatory Staff
regaffstaff@uthscsa.edu

Regulatory Point of Contact
Kathleen Rodriguez
(210) 450-1365
rodriguezk3@uthscsa.edu

Regulatory Point of Contact
Benjamin Schleif
(210) 450-1366
schleifb@uthscsa.edu

Regulatory Point of Contact
Morgan Seekatz
(210) 450-1133
seekatz@uthscsa.edu

Local Recruitment Point of Contact
Patricia Devore
(210) 450-1233
devore@uthscsa.edu

Principal Investigator
Mohamad Fakhreddine