Strategy to Implement Exercise

Both vitamin D and melatonin have the potential to affect the growth of cancer cells. However, high quality evidence in humans is lacking. In this randomized trial women who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer will receive both...

TXA for Mastectomy

Doxorubicin and trastuzumab are effective drugs for treating breast cancer, but they can cause damage to the heart muscle. A study is being conducted to evaluate whether blood tests called cardiac biomarkers (troponins and pro-brain natiuretic peptides) which...

Identifying Tumour Margins

In this study a new type of imaging camera which depends on a radioactive probe that detects cancer was evaluated in women at high risk of developing breast cancer (e.g. BRCA1/2 carriers)...

Thyroid Hormone Receptors

Thyroid hormone receptors in breast cancer: prognosis, predictive and therapeutic implications. Researchers: Dr. B Dhesy Status: Completed The survival of breast cancer patients has improved in the past 20 years due to advancements in systemic therapy e.g. endocrine therapy,...

Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy

Feasibility Study of the Role of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) for the Treatment of Early Breast Cancer Researchers: Julie Arsenault, Tim Whelan Status: Completed Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) refers to a type of radiation therapy which delivers high doses...

Identification of a Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Identification of a Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) miRNA Signature in a Unique Cohort of Women of African Ancestry (WAA) Researchers: Juliet Daniel, Chu Shu Gu. Status: Complete Triple negative (TN) breast cancer (estrogen receptor negative, progesterone receptor negative,...

Antineoplastic Activity of Vitamin D

Vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes are a troublesome symptom in women with breast cancer. The use of hormones is contraindicated. In this randomized trial a non-needle treatment using acupuncture-like transcutaneous electrical stimulation (ALTENS) is being studied to see if...

CD200 in Human Breast Cancer

The disparity in outcomes between Black and Caucasian women with breast cancer is currently a hot topic (New York Times December 2013). In part, the disparity is due to differences in socioeconomic status between the races. Blacks tend to...