This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions pain, breast cancer
Sponsor Lynn Henry
Start date May 2012
End date July 2015
Trial size 39 participants
Trial identifier NCT01639417, HUM 55687, NCT02180594, UMCC 2011.115


The purpose of this study is to better understand why some women with breast cancer develop chronic pain.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model cohort
Time perspective cross-sectional

Primary Outcomes

Determination of differences in pain sensitivity and functional MRI in different groups of patients.
time frame: 6 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Breast Cancer Survivor with and without chronic pain - Able to undergo MRI

Additional Information

Official title Pilot Functional Imaging Study to Evaluate Mechanisms Underlying Chronic Pain in Breast Cancer Patients
Principal investigator Lynn Henry, MD
Description Women with breast cancer who either have chronic pain or who do not have chronic pain will be asked to enroll. Those who participate will have pictures taken of their brain using MRI when they are lying still and also when pressure is being applied to their thumbnails. These pictures will be compared to patients without breast cancer who do not have pain and to those who have other types of pain, such as fibromyalgia. By taking and analyzing these pictures the investigators hope to understand more about why breast cancer survivors develop pain after their diagnosis and treatment. In the future the investigators hope to better treat the pain or possibly even prevent the pain from occurring in the first place.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in April 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Michigan Cancer Center.
Location data was received from the National Cancer Institute and was last updated in February 2017.