Make your appointment or second opinion with Dana-Farber today to meet with an onsite specialist.

Adult Patients:877-442-3324

Pediatric Patients:888-733-4662

Make Appointment OnlineInternational Patients

Online second opinions

Can’t get to Boston? Explore our Online Second Opinion service to get expert advice from Dana-Farber oncologists.

Request a second opinion

Contact & Directions

Email Dana-Farber

Main Number617-632-3000

Toll-Free Number866-408-DFCI (3324)

Maps & DirectionsContact InformationSend us a Question or Comment

How to Help

Discover the ways to give and how to get involved to support Dana-Farber.

Learn More
Give now

Chemotherapy Decisions and Outcomes in Older Women With Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer

Status: Recruiting
Phase: N/A
Diagnosis: Breast: Early Stage Disease
NCT ID: NCT00068328 (View complete trial on
DFCI Protocol ID: 03-385


RATIONALE: Studying how older women make treatment decisions and how these decisions affect the outcome of treatment may help doctors plan more effective treatments and improve patient quality of life. PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying how a patient's treatment preferences and decisions about chemotherapy affect the outcome of treatment in older women with newly diagnosed breast cancer.


Conducting Institutions:
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Overall PI:
Alice Kornblith, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Site-responsible Investigators:
Beverly Moy, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: Breast Cancer Nursing Team, 617-632-3478
Massachusetts General Hospital: Cancer Trials Call Center, 877-789-6100

Eligibility Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Histologically confirmed primary adenocarcinoma of the breast - Operable disease - Invasive and unilateral tumor - No more than 20 weeks since diagnosis - T1-4 (tumor size ≥ 1 cm), N0, M0 OR - T1-4, N1-3, M0 - No prior carcinoma in situ, lobular carcinoma in situ, ductal carcinoma in situ, or invasive breast cancer - Hormone receptor status: - Any estrogen receptor status PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age - 65 and over Sex - Female Other - No other malignancy except those for which the patient has completed treatment AND is considered to be at less than 30% risk of recurrence - History of non-melanoma skin cancer allowed - Sufficient cognitive function to consent to and complete interviews - English or Spanish speaking
  •   Email
  •   Print
  •   Share
  • Make an Appointment

    • For adults:
      877-442-3324 (877-442-DFCI)

    • Quick access:
      Appointments as soon as the next day for new adult patients

    • For children:
      888-733-4662 (888-PEDI-ONC)

    • Make Appointment Online