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Using National University Cancer Institute of Singapore (NCIS) Registry to Measure Time Trends in Quality of Care for Breast Cancer Patients in a National Cancer Centre

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01866631
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2013 by National University Hospital, Singapore.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : May 31, 2013
Last Update Posted : December 10, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National University Hospital, Singapore

Brief Summary:
The investigators hypothesise that the research data will enable them to elucidate local clinical practices with regard to breast cancer care and enable them to extrpolate the data to improved local clinical care for their patients through self-regulation and audit.

Condition or disease
Breast Cancer

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 2000 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Study Start Date : December 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2013

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MedlinePlus related topics: Breast Cancer

No treatment

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Quality of care at NCIS using indicators [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. The trends and variations in quality of care indices over a period of years [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
To retropsectively review the NCIS registry of females diagnosed with breast cancer in years 2002 to 2008 with regards to clinical quality indicators as published by the European Sociaty of Breast Cancer Oncologists (Eur J Can 2010; 46:2344-2356). We will extract data from a pre-existing breast cancer registry which belongs to NCIS, looking at data which includes the following:(1) Completeness of clinical and imaging diagnostic work-up(2) Completeness of prognostic and predictive characterization(3) Multidisciplinary discussion(4) Appropriate surgical approach(5) Appropriate post-operative radiation(6) Avoidance of over-treatment(7) Appropraiet hormonal therapy(8) Appropriate chemotherapy and other medical therapy(9) Staging, counselling, follow-up and rehabilitative procedures

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female
  • 21 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

No patient involved

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01866631

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Contact: Sing Huang Tan, MBBS 65 6779 5555

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National University Hospital Recruiting
Singapore, Singapore, 119074
Contact: Sing Huang Tan, MBBS    65 6779 5555   
Principal Investigator: Sing Huang Tan, MBBS         
Sponsors and Collaborators
National University Hospital, Singapore
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Responsible Party: National University Hospital, Singapore Identifier: NCT01866631    
Other Study ID Numbers: BR08/30/10
First Posted: May 31, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 10, 2013
Last Verified: December 2013
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases