Assessing the Accuracy of Tumor Biopsies After Chemotherapy to Determine if Patients Can Avoid Breast Surgery

Investigator: Polly Niravath, MD

Study Coordinator: Mary Rose Silvas

Status: Open Not Enrolling Number: NCT03188393

Phone: 713.441.1952

Protocol Number: Pro00017822


This phase II trial studies how well biopsy of breast after chemotherapy works in predicting pathologic response in patients with stage II-IIIA breast cancer undergoing breast conserving surgery. Tumor tissue collected from biopsy before surgery may help to check if chemotherapy destroyed the breast cancer cells and may be compared to the tumor removed during surgery to check if they are the same.
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