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A Randomized Controlled Trial of Routine Shave Margins Versus Standard Partial Mastectomy in Breast Cancer Patients

Conditions

Breast Cancer

Trial Phase

N/A

Trial Purpose and Description

Trial Purpose

This research study is designed to look at whether the routine use of shave margins (by taking extra tissue at the time of partial mastectomy surgery) will reduce the chances of having positive surgical margins requiring another surgical procedure, and whether this affects the long-term chances of getting cancer back in your breast.



Participation Guidelines

Age:
18 Years - 90 Years
Gender:
Female

Eligibility Criteria


Inclusion Criteria:

1. Breast cancer, stage 0-3, deemed a surgically appropriate candidate for partial
mastectomy with planned procedure for the same.

2. Women = 18 years of age.

3. Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent
document.

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Patients who have received previous neoadjuvant chemotherapy

2. Patients who require a total mastectomy

3. Known metastatic breast cancer.
Sponsor:
Yale University
Dates:
October 2011
Last Updated:
November 22, 2011
Study HIC#:

Clinicaltrials.gov ID: NCT01452399