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Breast: Early Stage Disease Clinical Trials

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  • Breast Cancer WEight Loss Study (BWEL Study)
  • This randomized phase III trial studies whether weight loss in overweight and obese women may prevent breast cancer from coming back (recurrence). Previous studies have found that women who are overweight or obese when their breast cancer is found (diagnosed) have a greater risk of their breast cancer recurring, as compared to women who were thinner when their cancer was diagnosed. This study aims to test whether overweight or obese women who take part in a weight loss program after being diagnosed with breast cancer have a lower rate of cancer recurrence as compared to women who do not take part in the weight loss program. This study will help to show whether weight loss programs should be a part of breast cancer treatment.
  • Diagnoses: Breast: Early Stage Disease
  • Status: Recruiting
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  • Avoiding Growth Factor During Paclitaxel Treatment in Breast Cancer
  • This research study is testing the safety and feasibility of delivering the 4 cycles of 'dose-dense' paclitaxel without the use of Neulasta (Pegfilgrastim) as a Granulocyte Colony-stimulating Factor (G-CSF) support. The research study is for participants who have early stage breast cancer and have been recommended to receive a standard chemotherapy regimen, doxorubicin/cyclophosphamide (AC) plus Paclitaxel (T), in what is called a "dose-dense" fashion to prevent recurrences.
  • Diagnoses: Breast: Metastatic, Breast: Early Stage Disease
  • Status: Recruiting
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  • PhII Neo-Adjuvant Letrozole & Lapatinib in Pts w/HER2+ & Hormone Receptor+ Operable Breast CA SPORE
  • RATIONALE: Estrogen can cause the growth of breast cancer cells. Hormone therapy using letrozole may fight breast cancer by lowering the amount of estrogen the body makes. Lapatinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving letrozole together with lapatinib before surgery may make the tumor smaller and reduce the amount of normal tissue that needs to be removed. PURPOSE: This randomized phase II trial is studying how well giving letrozole together with lapatinib works in treating postmenopausal women with stage I, stage II, or stage III breast cancer that can be removed by surgery.
  • Diagnoses: Breast: Early Stage Disease
  • Status: Recruiting
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  • Cisplatin vs. Doxorubicin/Cyclophosphamide in BrCa
  • This research study is a Phase II clinical trial. Phase II clinical trials test the effectiveness of an investigational drug, which is cisplatin in this trial, to learn how well it works in treating a specific cancer. "Investigational" means that cisplatin is still being studied for use in this setting and that research doctors are trying to find out more about it-in this case, how effective cisplatin is for treating breast cancer in BRCA mutation carriers. It also means that the FDA has not yet approved cisplatin for your type of cancer. Cisplatin has been approved by the FDA for treatment of other cancers. The purpose of this study is to evaluate cisplatin, a chemotherapy drug that has been shown to be active in the treatment of women with breast cancer and a BRCA mutation. In this study, we are comparing cisplatin to the standard chemotherapy, doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide ("AC") that you might receive if you did not participate in this study.
  • Diagnoses: Breast: Early Stage Disease
  • Status: Recruiting
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  • Cisplatin + RT for Triple Negative Breast Cancer
  • This is a Phase I dose escalation study of cisplatin and concurrent radiation in patients with ER negative, PR negative and HER2 negative breast cancer who have undergone breast-conserving surgery or mastectomy. Primary objective: To assess the safety, tolerability, and maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of cisplatin when given concurrently with radiation therapy for participants with Stage II or III breast cancer who have undergone breast conserving surgery or mastectomy
  • Diagnoses: Breast: Early Stage Disease
  • Status: Recruiting
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  • Adjuvant PVX-410 Vaccine and Durvalumab in Stage II/III Triple Negative Breast Cancer
  • The purpose of this research study is to evaluate Immunotherapy with a peptide vaccine and Programmed Death Ligand 1 (PD-L1) inhibitor as a possible adjuvant treatment for Stage II or III Triple Negative Breast Cancer. This research study is studying the safety, tolerability, and immune response of these treatments. The names of the study interventions involved in this study are: - PVX-410 Vaccine - Durvalumab (MEDI4736)
  • Diagnoses: Breast: Early Stage Disease
  • Status: Recruiting
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  • Phase Ib Dose-escalation Trial of Taselisib (GDC-0032) in Combination With Anti-HER2 Therapies in Participants With Advanced HER2+ Breast Cancer
  • This research study is a way of gaining new knowledge about the combination of Taselisib with other drugs in the treatment of metastatic breast cancer. Taselisib is an investigational drug which works by blocking a protein called PI3K (phosphoinositide 3-kinase) that helps cancer cells grow. This drug has been used in laboratory experiments and information from these studies suggests that this drug may help to prevent or slow the growth of cancer cells. The main purpose of this study is to find the appropriate dose of Taselisib to be used with other drugs in further clinical studies. This is an open-label, 3+3 dose-escalation phase Ib study to identify the Maximum Tolerated Dose(s) (MTD) and to identify the recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D) of Taselisib. This study will be conducted in 4 separate arms. (A-D).
  • Diagnoses: Breast: Early Stage Disease
  • Status: Recruiting
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  • Feasibility Study of Intraoperative Imaging in Breast Cancer
  • For most breast cancer patients, surgery is the primary treatment. When patients undergo a lumpectomy, it is difficult for the surgeon to determine the extent of the tumor which results in incomplete tumor removal as determined by a positive margin assessment several days after the initial surgery is completed. Most patients with positive margins will undergo a second or even a third surgery to complete the tumor removal. The investigators hypothesize that the LUM Imaging System can reduce the rates of positive margins and, thus, the rates of second surgeries by identifying microscopic residual cancer in the tumor bed. This is a non-randomized, open label study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of an intraoperative imaging system, the LUM Imaging System (LUM015 in conjunction with LUM 2.6 Imaging Device), in identifying residual cancer in the tumor bed of female breast cancer subjects. The study is composed of a Feasibility Trial divided into two phases: Phase A (15 total subjects) and Phase B (up to 50 total subjects). During Phase A, 15 subjects will be evaluated to collect additional patient safety data, select the dose of LUM015 for Phase B and evaluate the device function. During Phase B, subjects will be injected with LUM015 at the dose determined during Phase A to preliminarily assess the performance of the detection algorithm against pathology margin assessment. In Phase B, the surgeon will perform standard of care surgery and then use the LUM Imaging System to guide the removal of additional cavity shavings as indicated by the LUM Imaging System.
  • Diagnoses: Breast: Early Stage Disease
  • Status: Recruiting
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  • Pregnancy Outcome and Safety of Interrupting Therapy for Women With Endocrine Responsive Breast Cancer
  • The best available evidence suggests that pregnancy after breast cancer does not increase a woman's risk of developing a recurrence from her breast cancer. In particular, the most recent data suggest that this is the case also in women with a hormone receptor-positive breast cancer. There is also no indication of increased risk for delivery complications or for the newborn. The aim of the study is to investigate if temporary interruption of endocrine therapy, with the goal to permit pregnancy, is associated with a higher risk of breast cancer recurrence.The study aims also to evaluate different specific indicators related to fertility, pregnancy and breast cancer biology in young women. A psycho-oncological companion study on fertility concerns, psychological well-being and decisional conflicts will be conducted in interested Centers.
  • Diagnoses: Breast: Early Stage Disease
  • Status: Recruiting
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