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In patients with breast cancer who undergo neoadjuvant chemotherapy or neoadjuvant hormone therapy molecular breast imaging (MBI) is an accurate test for assessing response rate to neoadjuvant therapy.
The investigators propose to evaluate Molecular Breast Imaging in patients undergoing neoadjuvant therapy for breast cancer with the aims to document that 1) the change in uptake of 99mTc-sestamibi prior to initiation of neoadjuvant therapy, after 3-5 weeks of neoadjuvant therapy and at completion of neoadjuvant therapy prior to breast cancer surgery will be a reflection of the tumor response to neoadjuvant therapy.
2) Tumor response at 3-5 weeks of neoadjuvant therapy is predictive of tumor response at completions of neoadjuvant therapy.
3) Post-neoadjuvant tumor size as determined by MBI corresponds to size found at surgery.
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective
Mayo Clinic - Rochester
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:17:37-0400
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