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Gene Polymorphisms and Gene Products as Biological Markers of Aging and Correlation With Clinical Geriatric Assessment, Tolerance of Chemotherapy and Outcome in Elderly Breast Cancer Patients (EBS)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2010 by University Hospital, Gasthuisberg.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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First received: February 20, 2009
Last updated: July 2, 2010
Last verified: June 2010

The goal is to study the biology of aging in breast cancer patients, and to study the impact of chemotherapy on aging related blood biomarkers.

Breast Cancer

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Gene Polymorphisms and Gene Products as Biological Markers of Aging and Correlation With Clinical Geriatric Assessment, Tolerance of Chemotherapy and Outcome in Elderly Breast Cancer Patients.

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Gasthuisberg:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • the primary question is whether Chemotherapy affects biological aging markers, such as telomere length and immune status [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

peripheral blood is collected for DNA, RNA, serum plasma, and lymphocytes

Estimated Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: May 2009
chemotherapy: elderly patients receiving 4x adjuvant taxotere cyclophosphamide adjuvant for breast cancer
adjuvant hormone therapy: 40 patients receiving adjuvant aromatase inhibitor without chemotherapy


Ages Eligible for Study:   70 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

70+, female, M0, all breast tumor types allowed (main goal is effect of chemo on the patient; looking at ER pos only would lead to insufficient numbers).

80 patients receiving adjuvant TC (taxotere cyclophosphamide 75/600) q3w, 4x Nadir systematically in first cycle (d10 and 15) to have idea on haematological toxicity grades III-IV.

No primary prophylaxis at first cycle, but allowed for secondary prophylaxis (febrile neutropenia or prolonged neutropenia = 5d < 500 neutrophils).

Herceptin preferably given in HER2 positive patients after chemo (HERA like) in order to have similar treatment; but the investigator can also give concomitantly with chemo.

40 patients receiving 5y AI (control group).


Inclusion Criteria:

  • 70 years or older
  • Female
  • Early breast cancer
  • Candidate for systemic adjuvant therapy
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00849758

Contact: hans wildiers, MD PhD 32 16 346900
Contact: chantal bernard, MD

Jules Bordet Institute Recruiting
Brussels, Belgium, 1000
Contact: chantal bernard         
Principal Investigator: chantal bernard, MD         
University Hospitals Leuven Recruiting
Leuven, Belgium, 3000
Contact: hans wildiers         
Principal Investigator: hans wildiers, MD PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Gasthuisberg
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  More Information

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Responsible Party: university hospitals leuven; wildiers hans Identifier: NCT00849758     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: S51518
Study First Received: February 20, 2009
Last Updated: July 2, 2010
Health Authority: Belgium: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Gasthuisberg:
breast cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Neoplasms by Site
Skin Diseases processed this record on November 24, 2014