ACOSOG Z1072: Phase 2 Clinical Trial Exploring the Success of Cryoablation Therapy in the Treatment of Invasive Breast Carcinoma
Why is this study being done?
This is a type of clinical research study currently being performed on patients with invasive breast cancer. This study is intended to answer the question of whether or not cryoablation , used together with ultrasound-guided images, can treat your cancer as effectively and safely as more conventional surgery. The purpose of this study is to find out whether a new kind of treatment, called cryoablation or cryosurgery, can be used together with certain kinds of imaging to effectively treat your cancer.
Within 30 days from the time you decide to be on this study, you will receive cryoablation. About 2-4 weeks after this treatment, you will see Dr. Dudak for a physical exam and breast MRI scan. Your pre-cryoablation MRI scan, post-cryoablation MRI scan, and the ultrasound images during your cryoablation procedure will be sent out to designated radiologists for review. Within 4 weeks after cryoablation, Dr. Dudak will surgically remove the area treated during cryoablation. This surgery will also test whether or not the cryoablation procedure was effective in destroying all of the cancerous cells. Two weeks following surgery you will have a physical exam with your doctor and be asked to answer a questionnaire. This study will last a total of approximately 2 months.
Please ask your doctor about this clinical study as time and number of participants are limited.
Marla W. Dudak, MD PA
9325 Glades Rd. #101
Boca Raton, Florida 33434