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The purpose of this study is determine whether or not tamoxifen reduces the chance of Hodgkin's Disease survivors developing breast cancer.
- Patients will receive tamoxifen orally once daily to be taken at home for 1 year. They will be asked to complete a daily drug log to keep track of the pills taken or missed.
- Patients will also be asked to give a blood/DNA sample which will be stored for possible further testing for the presence of cancer related genes that are known nor or discovered in the future.
- Patients will also receive a mammogram that will be reviewed by study officials.
- Side effects will be monitored every 2 months for one year, between visits to the clinic.
- A follow-up visit will be conducted at the 6 month mark and includes a physical exam, blood work, health and wellness surveys)
- A follow-up visit will be performed at the 1 year mark and includes a mammogram, gynecological exam, physical exam, blood work, health and wellness surveys.
- Patients active participation will be for 1 year. However, tamoxifen has been shown to be effective after a 5-year course in other women at increased risk for breast cancer, the patient may decide to stay on tamoxifen for 4 additional years.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Historical Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Active, not recruiting
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-26T22:51:05-0400
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