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Therapeutic interventions for patients with metastatic breast cancer are aimed at prolonging survival and improving the quality of life. The objective of this trial is to assess if an initial chemotherapy followed by an endocrine therapy leads to a longer disease-free interval as compared to chemotherapy alone.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
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Phase IV trial to investigate the effect of the combination of Letrozole with trastuzumab in metastatic breast cancer patients
This study will compare the efficacy and tolerability of GW572016 administered in combination with letrozole, versus letrozole and placebo, as treatment for hormone receptor-positive advan...
RATIONALE: Panobinostat may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Estrogen can cause the growth of breast cancer cells. Hormone therapy usi...
The goal of this clinical research study is to learn if the combination of Femara (letrozole) and Gleevec (imatinib mesylate) can shrink or slow the growth of the tumor in patients who hav...
The purpose of this study is to determine if BMS-690514 + letrozole will be more effective than lapatinib + letrozole in patients who have metastatic hormone receptor positive breast cance...
Ribociclib is a CDK4-6 inhibitor recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) as first-line treatment for metastatic breast cancer (MBC). The piv...
Palbociclib is a cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) 4 and 6 inhibitor that was conditionally approved in the United States (February 2015) and Canada (March 2016) with letrozole as initial endocrine-based ...
The investigation of exercise training in metastatic breast cancer has received minimal attention. This study determined the feasibility and safety of aerobic training in metastatic breast cancer.
Gene expression profiling of breast cancer has demonstrated the importance of stromal response in determining the prognosis of invasive breast cancer. The host response to breast cancer is of increasi...
Occult breast cancer (OBC) is classified as a carcinoma of unknown primary, and involves axillary lymphadenopathy and is histologically consistent with metastatic breast cancer. OBC has been conventio...
Metastatic breast cancer characterized by EDEMA and ERYTHEMA of the affected breast due to LYMPHATIC METASTASIS and eventual obstruction of LYMPHATIC VESSELS by the cancer cells.
Abnormal accumulation of lymph in the arm, shoulder and breast area associated with surgical or radiation breast cancer treatments (e.g., MASTECTOMY).
An estrogen responsive cell line derived from a patient with metastatic human breast ADENOCARCINOMA (at the Michigan Cancer Foundation.)
A synthetic long-acting agonist of GONADOTROPIN-RELEASING HORMONE. Goserelin is used in treatments of malignant NEOPLASMS of the prostate, uterine fibromas, and metastatic breast cancer.
A infiltrating (invasive) breast cancer, relatively uncommon, accounting for only 5%-10% of breast tumors in most series. It is often an area of ill-defined thickening in the breast, in contrast to the dominant lump characteristic of ductal carcinoma. It is typically composed of small cells in a linear arrangement with a tendency to grow around ducts and lobules. There is likelihood of axillary nodal involvement with metastasis to meningeal and serosal surfaces. (DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p1205)
Endocrine disorders are grouped into two categories: hormone imbalance - when a gland produces too much or too little of an endocrine hormone development of lesions (such as nodules or tumors) in the endocrine system, which may or may not affect...