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PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of indole-3-carbinol in preventing breast cancer in nonsmoking women who are at high risk for breast cancer.
- Determine the safety and tolerability of indole-3-carbinol for the prevention of breast cancer in non-smoking women at high risk for breast cancer.
- Determine the pharmacokinetics of this drug in these participants.
- Determine the effect of this drug on metabolites of estrogen in urine of these participants.
- Determine other additional effects of this drug on selected indicators of drug metabolism and reproductive and hormonal function in these participants.
- Assess any possible antineoplastic activity of this drug in these participants.
- Determine the quality of life of participants receiving this drug.
OUTLINE: This is a single-blind study.
Participants ingest study compound twice daily on weeks 1-12 or 1-16. Study compound is dispensed on weeks 1, 5, and 9. At times, study compound is oral placebo, and at other times, oral indole-3-carbinol.
Quality of life is assessed at baseline and then every 4 weeks during study therapy.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 18 participants will be accrued for this study within 9 months.
Primary Purpose: Prevention
University of Kansas Medical Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:34:13-0400
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