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Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756


In this study, the investigators will enroll women with palpable cancers to assess the accuracy of the Breast Cancer Locator (BCL) and the concomitant procedure as a vehicle to optimize and validate the approach in such surgical cases. This approach of adopting palpable cancer patients before initiating an evaluative trial of the BCL in non-palpable breast cancer cases ensures that the BCL does not substantially alter or modify the standard-of-care procedure.

Study summary:

The investigators propose to test whether the Breast Cancer Locator (BCL) accurately defines the edges of the tumor. Twenty patients with palpable invasive breast cancer will undergo preoperative supine MRI, the creation of a BCL, and breast-conserving surgery using the BCL as an adjunct to palpation-guided tumor resection. Participants will also have the tumor position on their skin localized with the supine MR/optical scan/tracker method. The primary objective is to measure the distance from the center of the spots made by the BCL to the cancer edges.


Inclusion Criteria: - Age greater than or equal to 18 years - Histologic diagnosis of palpable invasive breast cancer or ductal carcinoma in situ - Patient desire to undergo breast surgery - Ability to voluntarily provide informed consent to participate prior to any study-related assessments/procedures being conducted - The cancer enhances on breast MRI imaging. Exclusion Criteria: - Absolute contraindication to MRI, including presence of implanted electrical device (pacemaker or neurostimulator), aneurysm clip, or metallic foreign body in or near eyes - Severe claustrophobia - Contraindication to use of gadolinium-based intravenous contrast, including life-threatening allergy or compromised renal function (creatinine > 2.0) - History of median sternotomy - Pregnancy. Patient attestation that they are not pregnant will be acceptable as per standard policy for MRIs at DHMC.



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Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756
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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 18, 2019

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