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Protocol No. UW14035

Principal Investigator Burkard, Mark

Phase N/A

Age Group Adult

Scope Local

Sponsor Type Externally Peer-Reviewed; Institutional

Title Correlation of Tumorigenic Properties in Early Stage Breast Cancer: an Investigation of Tumor Types, Mitotic Phenotypes, and Tumor Microenvironment Interactions

Objective This study seeks to improve treatment of breast cancer. Cancer cells act different from normal cells. This study will see how cells divide and interact with each other. These differences can provide clues about new cancer treatments. When we learn about differences, it might be possible to improve cancer treatments.

Treatment We do not yet know if you have breast cancer. You have a breast finding that could be cancer and biopsy is recommended.

Description During a normal biopsy, three or more samples are typically taken. This study involves donating 2 extra biopsy samples for research. The extra tumor samples will be collected and used to study living cells. If you do not have cancer, it will be used to compare with cancer samples.

Key Eligibility
  • Known breast cancer or highly suspicious lesion based on mammography, ultrasound, MRI or palpability with a minimum diameter of 1.2 cm measured on imaging
  • Ineligible if known breast cancer was treated with neoadjuvant endocrine or cytotoxic chemotherapy

Applicable Disease Sites Breast

Status Open

Participating Institutions UW Hospital and Clinics