Radiation Therapy Treatment Study for Patients with Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Clinical Trial Title

Standard or comprehensive radiation therapy in treating patients with early-stage breast cancer previously treated with chemotherapy and surgery.

National Clinical Trial Number:

NCT01872975

Contact Information

Rush University Medical Center
Rush Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office
Rush Copley Medical Center
Amanda Baker

Clinical Trial Protocol Description:

This study is accepting patients at both Rush University Medical Center and Rush Copley Medical Center. Please see contact information below to join the study at one location.

A randomized phase III clinical trial evaluating post-mastectomy chest wall and regional nodal XRT and post-lumpectomy regional nodal XRT in patients with positive axillary nodes before neoadjuvant chemotherapy who convert to pathologically negative axillary nodes after neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

This randomized phase III trial studies standard or comprehensive radiation therapy in treating patients with early-stage breast cancer who have undergone surgery. Radiation therapy uses high-energy X-rays to kill tumor cells. It is not yet known whether comprehensive radiation therapy is more effective than standard radiation therapy in treating patients with breast cancer.

Clinical Trial Eligibility Criteria:

In order to participate you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 or 1.
  • Have clinically proven T1-3, N1 breast cancer at the time of diagnosis (before neoadjuvant therapy).
  • Have completed a minimum of 8 weeks of standard neoadjuvant chemotherapy consisting of an anthracycline and/or taxane-based regimen.

This is a partial list of elgibility requirements.

Study Details

Clinical Trial Investigator at Rush University Medical Center

Parul Barry, MD

Rush University Medical Center Contact Information

Rush Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office

Clinical Trial Investigator at Rush Copley Medical Center

Joseph T. Meschi, MD

Rush Copley Medical Center Contact Information

Amanda Baker

Locations

Rush University Medical Center

1620 W Harrison St
Chicago, IL 60612

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Rush Copley Medical Center

2000 Ogden Ave
Aurora, IL 60504

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