A Randomized Controlled Trial of Routine Shave Margins Versus Standard Partial Mastectomy in Breast Cancer Patients
Trial Purpose and Description
This research study is designed to look at whether the routine use of shave margins (by
taking extra tissue at the time of partial mastectomy surgery) will reduce the chances of
having positive surgical margins requiring another surgical procedure, and whether this
affects the long-term chances of getting cancer back in your breast.
- 18 Years - 90 Years
1. Breast cancer, stage 0-3, deemed a surgically appropriate candidate for partial
mastectomy with planned procedure for the same.
2. Women = 18 years of age.
3. Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent
1. Patients who have received previous neoadjuvant chemotherapy
2. Patients who require a total mastectomy
3. Known metastatic breast cancer.
- Yale University
- October 2011
- Last Updated:
- February 24, 2015
- Study HIC#:
Clinicaltrials.gov ID: NCT01452399