View clinical trials related to Breast Cancer.Filter by:
ALDH1A1 isozyme oxidizes Retinaldehyde to retinoic acid, which regulates the expression of the genes involved in tumor-initiating stem-like cells, thereby initiating tumor growth and resistance to drugs. Much emphasis has been focused on ALDH1A1 as a CSC marker. High expression of ALDH1A1 has been reported as a poor prognostic marker in several tumor types and is associated with poor patient outcomes .
The goal of this feasibility randomised controlled clinical trial (RCT) is to compare mesh-assisted to no-mesh pre-pectoral implant based immediate breast reconstruction in women undergoing mastectomy for treatment of breast cancer or for risk reduction of an inherited breast cancer risk. The main questions it aims to answer are: - To determine the feasibility of a definitive RCT comparing the clinical and cost- effectiveness of no- mesh versus mesh- assisted pre-pectoral breast reconstruction. - To determine if it is possible to collect data to inform a future economic analysis on the use of mesh in breast reconstruction. Participants will be randomly allocated to have their breast reconstruction either with the use of mesh or without the use of mesh prior to the start of the operation. Participants will be blinded to their allocation until day 90 post operatively. Participants will be asked to have medical photography and to complete a short quality of life questionnaire before and after surgery at 90 days prior to finding out their allocation.
Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) creates a digital pseudo- three-dimensional image of the breast similar to mammography. This gives the screening radiologist more information about a possible abnormality. As a result, breast cancer can be found earlier, but more women might need to be recalled. In the STREAM study, the aim is to identify the impact of DBT on the screen-detected cancer and recall rates, and on interval and advanced cancer rates in 18,200 women after two rounds of screening. For comparison, a control group of about 86,400 women will be selected from the database of the national screening program. Women, screening radiographers, and screening radiologists will be asked whether they find this new screening technique acceptable. Furthermore, the optimal strategy for screening radiologists to read the DBT images will be identified and the cost-effectiveness of screening with DBT will be determined. The images and data will be stored in a database for future research. Expected outcome: As a result of this project, the researchers will have shown if breast cancer screening with DBT in the Netherlands should be implemented or not. It will also be demonstrated, were it to be introduced, how it should be implemented, having addressed all the remaining questions, and having found the optimal DBT workflow specifically for a high-volume population-based screening program.
Surveillance and aftercare for curatively treated primary breast cancer patients is currently mostly 'one-size-fits-all', but can be personalized based on patients' risk of recurrence (depending on patient-, tumor- and treatment-related characteristics) and their personal needs and preferences. The use of personalized surveillance (PSP) and personalized aftercare plans (PAP) based on individual risks and needs might reduce unnecessary burden to the patient, increase quality of life and lower the costs of follow-up. The NABOR study will examine the effectiveness of personalized follow-up care, consisting of personalized surveillance (PSP) and personalized aftercare plans (PAP) incorporating individual recurrence risks and personal needs of breast cancer patients. The main question it aims to answer is: 'what is the effectiveness of personalized surveillance (PSP) and aftercare plans (PAP), compared to current follow-up care, on cancer worry and self-rated overall quality of life (EQ-VAS)'. Also the effect of PSP and PAP on health-related quality of life (EQ-5D), societal participation, risk perception, patient satisfaction, patients' need for support, shared decision-making, health care costs and resource use, cost-effectiveness, and number and severity of the detected recurrences will be investigated. Next, the uptake and appreciation of the personalized plans and related factors (patient, caregiver, hospital and societal/financial) will be evaluated. Patients participating in the study will have to fill in several questionnaires and give consent for requesting data from the Netherlands Cancer Registry and from their electronic health records (EHR). The use of personalized surveillance (PSP) and personalized aftercare plans (PAP) will be implemented stepwise over a period of nine months in ten participating hospitals. To collect observations of both pre- and post-transition to PSP and PAP, each hospital will include patients during the nine months before and after its transition to personalized care. In the future, the results of this project, i.e. the developed tools, can also be used for personalization of survivorship care for other cancer survivors. More broadly, all findings will be actively shared with interested healthcare professionals and other interested parties in the Netherlands.
This is a multicenter, open-label, randomized, controlled study to test the hypothesis that ePRO monitoring added to usual care helps prolong OS or maintain and improve HRQoL in patients with unresectable advanced cancers or metastatic/recurrent solid tumors receiving systemic drug therapy.
The study should evaluate distribution of [99mTc]Tc-G3-(G3S)3C in patients with primary HER2-positive and HER2-negative breast cancer
This Clinical Trial is investigating the potential efficacy of axitinib after genetic testing in BRCA 1/2 Mutation patients, regardless of HER2 expression, who have progressed after at least one line of standard treatment or for whom there is no consensus treatment approach. The use of Axitinib may help physicians plan for more effective patient care in combination with existing treatment protocols.
The purpose of this study is to observe the effect of autologous fat grafting on soft tissue reconstruction of the breast following radiation treatment. Moving fat from one part of the body to another has been used for reconstruction for hundreds of years. However, it is not fully understood how well this works in reconstruction after radiation is used for cancer treatment.
Approximately 55,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in Italy every year and the first-line therapy for carcinoma in situ, stage I, II and IIIA is surgical removal of the tumour. The incidence of chronic pain after breast cancer surgery is confirmed around 30%. This study aims to evaluate the impact of loco-regional anesthesia techniques in the context of multimodal analgesia in the prevention of chronic pain post-oncological breast surgery
The goal of this clinical trial is to identify the recommended financial reimbursement amount for women with breast cancer enrolled in a clinical trial. The main questions it aims to answer are: 1. What is the recommended financial reimbursement amount in trial-enrolled women with breast cancer experiencing financial toxicity? 2. What do patients think about receiving a reimbursement for trial-incurred expenses? Participants will receive a monthly reimbursement to compensate for their trial-incurred expenses in cohorts, which will de-escalate for the next participant cohort if patients find the reimbursement dose suitable (negative financial toxicity screen, reimbursement dose deemed acceptable/appropriate). Researchers will also use qualitative interviews to explore patient perceptions of the trial reimbursements.