This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition breast cancer
Treatment ultrasound imaging
Sponsor Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Start date August 1997
Trial identifier NCT00005058, CDR0000067655, EU-20003, RMNHS-1443


RATIONALE: New imaging procedures, such as enhanced ultrasound may improve the ability to determine the extent of breast cancer.

PURPOSE: Diagnostic study of enhanced ultrasound in women who have locally advanced primary breast cancer.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Primary purpose diagnostic

Eligibility Criteria

Female participants at least 18 years old.

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Clinically suspected locally advanced breast cancer where treatment indicated is primary surgery (wide local excision or simple mastectomy) and axillary dissection (clearance) Inflammatory breast cancer eligible No recurrent disease Hormone receptor status: Not specified PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Sex: Female Menopausal status: Not specified Performance status: Not specified Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Not specified Cardiovascular: No New York Heart Association class III or IV heart disease At least 14 days since prior myocardial infarction Pulmonary: No severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Other: No galactosemia No mental illness or handicap PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No prior neoadjuvant chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: Not specified Surgery: See Disease Characteristics At least 1 month since prior core biopsy (Tru-cut) of breast cancer

Additional Information

Official title A Direct Comparison of Contrast Enhanced Power Doppler Ultrasound in Primary Breast Cancer and Axillary Nodal Status With Histopathological Variables and Clinical Outcome
Description OBJECTIVES: I. Measure blood flow of primary breast lesions and corresponding lymph nodes by Power Doppler Ultrasound (PDU) and compare this information with metastatic potential and patient survival in women with primary breast cancer. II. Correlate intratumor/-nodal blood flow with pathological variables using standard histology and special stains in this patient population. III. Correlate intratumor microvessel density with total tumor blood flow and with the presence of axillary lymph node metastases using this diagnostic method in these patients. IV. Correlate tumor blood flow with various markers of angiogenesis using this diagnostic method in these patients. V. Compare tumor blood flow as measured with PDU before and after contrast enhancement in these patients. OUTLINE: This is a diagnostic study. Patients receive ultrasound contrast agent IV. An ultrasound probe with Power Doppler facility is swept over the skin surface in a standard fashion before and after contrast enhancement. Blood flow data is acquired over the volume of the mass and/or lymph nodes using a video recorder. The scanning time ranges between 5 to 15 minutes depending on the size and exact location of the breast mass and axillary lymph nodes. Within 1 week of the ultrasound, patients undergo surgery and the mass and axillary lymph nodes are removed. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 200 patients will be accrued for this study within 1 year.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in November 2013.
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