|No phase specified||Diagnostic, Treatment||Closed||Any age||NCI, Other||NSABP BP-59|
RATIONALE: Diagnostic procedures that detect tumor cells in the bone marrow may help doctors predict disease recurrence and plan more effective treatment.
PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying how well diagnostic procedures work in detecting tumor cells in the bone marrow of patients who have undergone surgery for stage I, stage II, or stage IIIA breast cancer.
Further Study Information
- Determine the relative risk of death associated with the presence of tumor cells in the bone marrow of patients with stage I, II, or IIIA breast cancer undergoing surgery and bone marrow analysis using multicolor fluorescence immunocytochemistry and bright field immunocytochemistry.
- Compare multicolor fluorescence immunocytochemistry vs bright field immunocytochemistry in the detection of bone marrow micrometastases in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Patients undergo bone marrow aspiration during surgical resection of the primary tumor. Bone marrow cells and tumor samples are analyzed using bright field immunocytochemistry and multicolor fluorescence immunocytochemistry.
Patients are followed every 12 months for up to 10 years.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 1,634 patients will be accrued for this study within 3 years.
- Histologic diagnosis of invasive adenocarcinoma of the breast diagnosed by core, incisional, or excisional biopsy.
- All of the following staging criteria must be met: Primary tumor must be operable and staged as cT1-3 by clinical evaluation. Ipsilateral nodes must be cN0-1 by clinical evaluation. No evidence of metastatic disease (M0).
- Patients with any history of breast malignancy including DCIS (patients with a history of Lobular Carcinoma in Situ (LCIS) are eligible).
- Treatment including radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and/or hormonal therapy administered for the currently diagnosed breast cancer prior to study entry. The only exception is hormonal therapy, which may have been given for up to a total of 28 days after diagnosis and before study entry.
- Patients who will be receiving preoperative chemotherapy.
- Bilateral malignancy (including DCIS).
- Other non-breast malignancies unless the patient is considered disease-free for 5 years before study entry and is deemed by their physician to be at low risk for recurrence. Patients with the following cancers are eligible if diagnosed and treated within the past 5 years: carcinoma in situ of the cervix, melanoma in situ, colon carcinoma in situ, and basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin.
Trial Lead Organizations/Sponsors
National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel ProjectNational Cancer Institute
|Norman Wolmark||Principal Investigator|
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.
NLM Identifer NCT00089323
Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on December 16, 2012
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