Prevention Clinical Trials for Breast Cancer
Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are for breast cancer prevention. All trials on the list are supported by NCI.
NCI’s basic information about clinical trials explains the types and phases of trials and how they are carried out. Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease. You may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. Talk to your doctor for help in deciding if one is right for you.
Axillary Reverse Mapping in Preventing Lymphedema in Patients with Breast Cancer Undergoing Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
This phase III trial studies how well axillary reverse mapping works in preventing lymphedema in patients with breast cancer undergoing axillary lymph node dissection. Axillary reverse mapping may help to preserve the lymph node drainage system around the breast so as to prevent lymphedema after surgery.
Location: 20 locations
Metformin Hydrochloride in Preventing Breast Cancer in Patients with Atypical Hyperplasia or In Situ Breast Cancer
This randomized phase III trial studies metformin hydrochloride to see how well it works compared to placebo in preventing breast cancer in patients with atypical hyperplasia or in situ breast cancer. Chemoprevention is the use of certain drugs to keep cancer from forming. The use of metformin hydrochloride may prevent breast cancer.
Location: 17 locations
Aerobic Exercise in Changing Biomarkers in Patients with Solid Tumors or Clonal Hematopoiesis
This trial studies the effect of aerobic exercise in changing biomarkers in patients with solid tumors or clonal hematopoiesis, a condition in which some of the patients' blood cells have a different genetic pattern than the rest of the blood cells. Aerobic exercise stimulates and strengthens the heart and lungs, and improves the body’s use of oxygen. This may help prevent or slow the growth of tumors by changing the biomarkers (signs of disease) found in the blood or by preventing recurrence of certain cancers.
Location: 7 locations
Tamoxifen Citrate or Afimoxifene in Treating Patients with Estrogen Receptor Positive Breast Cancer
This randomized phase IIB trial studies how well tamoxifen or afimoxifene works in treating patients with estrogen receptor positive breast cancer. Estrogen can cause the growth of breast cancer cells. Hormone therapy using tamoxifen citrate or afimoxifene may fight breast cancer by blocking the use of estrogen by the tumor cells.
Location: 7 locations
Intelligent Tutoring System Intervention in Enhancing Genetic Risk Assessment in Underserved Blacks and Latinas at Risk of Hereditary Breast Cancer
This trial studies an intelligent tutoring system intervention in enhancing genetic risk assessment in underserved Blacks and Latinas at risk of hereditary breast cancer. The intelligent tutoring system intervention (BRCA-gist) is a web-based tutoring system that provides education about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. BRCA-gist may enhance the knowledge and use of genetic cancer risk assessments in at-risk Latina and Black women.
Location: 4 locations
Crofelemer in Preventing Diarrhea in Patients with Her2 Positive Breast Cancer Receiving Trastuzumab, Pertuzumab, and Docetaxel or Paclitaxel with or without Carboplatin
This randomized phase II trial studies how well crofelemer works in preventing diarrhea in patients with Her2 positive breast cancer who are receiving trastuzumab, pertuzumab, and docetaxel or paclitaxel with or without carboplatin. Crofelemer may prevent the movement of chloride in the gut so as to prevent diarrhea.
Location: 4 locations
Ruxolitinib in Preventing Breast Cancer in Patients with High Risk and Precancerous Breast Lesions
This phase II trial studies how well ruxolitinib before surgery works in preventing breast cancer in patients with high risk and precancerous breast conditions. Ruxolitinib may changes the breast cell when administered to participants with precancerous breast conditions. Ruxolitinib may stop the growth of cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.
Location: 4 locations
Fingolimod in Preventing Paclitaxel-Associated Neuropathy in Patients with Breast Cancer
This trial phase I studies how well fingolimod works in preventing chemotherapy-induced nerve pain (neuropathy) in patients with breast cancer who are taking paclitaxel. Fingolimod acts by suppressing immune reactions in the brain. This study is being done to see if fingolimod can reduce neuropathy caused by paclitaxel.
Location: 2 locations
Retinoid 9cUAB30 in Producing a Biologic Effect in Patients with Early Stage Breast Cancer
This phase 1b trial studies the biologic effect of 9cUAB30 on early stage breast cancer. 9cUAB30 is a retinoid X receptor (RXR)-selective retinoid that acts in a tissue selective manner with the goal of minimizing side effects, a necessary feature of agents under development for cancer prevention.
Location: 4 locations
Effects of Alternative Healthy Eating Index-Based Diet on Inflammatory Markers and Breast Density in Healthy Participants
This trial studies the effects of a dietary intervention based on the Alternative Healthy Eating Index (AHEI) on inflammatory markers and breast density in healthy participants. The AHEI is a quantifiable measure of diet quality designed to target food and macronutrient sources that are associated with chronic disease risk. Adherence to the AHEI may be associated with a reduction in inflammatory biomarkers and sex steroid hormone levels compared to other dietary patterns / scores.
Location: Fred Hutch / University of Washington Cancer Consortium, Seattle, Washington
Telephone Genetic Counseling Intervention in Enhancing Genetic Cancer Risk Assessment in Latinas at Risk of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer
This phase II trial studies how well a telephone genetic counseling intervention works in enhancing genetic cancer risk assessment in Latinas at risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Genetic counseling may help providers and patients make decisions for cancer prevention or cancer treatment. Adapting a telephone genetic counseling intervention in Spanish for Latinas who are at risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer may enhance their use of genetic counseling services.
Location: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, District of Columbia
Lymphovenous Bypass Procedure before Underarm Lymph Node Surgery in Preventing Lymphedema in Patients with Inflammatory or Locally Advanced Non-inflammatory Breast Cancer
This pilot trial studies whether a procedure called lymphovenous bypass would prevent lymphedema (arm swelling) in patients with inflammatory breast cancer or non-inflammatory breast cancer that has spread to nearby tissues or lymph nodes. The lymphovenous bypass procedure creates a path for lymphatic fluid to flow away from the arms. It is usually done after a diagnosis of lymphedema. In this study, giving lymphovenous bypass before underarm lymph node surgery may help prevent lymphedema from forming.
Location: M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Habit Development Intervention in Improving Healthy Dietary and Physical Activity Behaviors and Reducing Metabolic Syndrome and Unmet Needs in Stages I-III Breast Cancer Survivors During the Survivorship Transition
This trial studies how well habit development intervention works in improving healthy dietary and physical activity behaviors and reducing metabolic syndrome and unmet needs in stages I-III breast cancer survivors during the survivorship transition. The habit development intervention may help women develop healthy dietary and physical activity habits and reduce cardiovascular disease risk.
Location: Wayne State University / Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, Michigan
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Promoting Smoking Cessation in Patients with Stage I-IIIA Cancer
This trial studies how repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation works in increasing abstinence and decreasing cigarette consumption in patients with stage I-IIIA cancer. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation uses magnetic pulses to temporarily stimulate specific areas of the brain. Using how repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation may promote smoking cessation in cancer patients who smoke.
Location: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
Cancer Education and Empowerment for Preventing and Controlling Cancer in Breast or Ovarian Cancer Survivors, The Grace Study
This trial studies cancer education and empowerment for preventing and controlling cancer in breast and ovarian cancer survivors and their families. Cancer education strategies, such as targeted generic print and tailored telephone counseling, may help survivors learn more about the risks for hereditary and ovarian breast cancer, as well as learning about current screening guidelines or other cancer prevention measures.
Location: Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Weight Loss Intervention in Improving Outcomes in Patients with Breast Cancer
This pilot clinical trial studies how well a weight loss intervention works in improving outcomes in patients with breast cancer. Participating in a standard weight loss program consisting of a reduced calorie diet, moderate exercise, and weekly group meetings may help improve the health in patients with breast cancer.
Location: University of Kansas Cancer Center, Kansas City, Kansas
Alendronate Sodium in Preventing Breast Cancer in Premenopausal Patients Undergoing Risk-Reduction Surgery
This pilot phase I clinical trial studies how well alendronate sodium works in preventing breast cancer in premenopausal patients that have high risk gene mutations and are undergoing surgery to reduce the risk of breast cancer or are undergoing routine surveillance or are willing to undergo two clinic biopsies. Alendronate sodium may increase the number and activity of special immune cells that are able to kill new tumor cells in breast tissue.
Location: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin
Sirolimus in Preventing Invasive Breast Cancer in Patients with Ductal Carcinoma In Situ, Lobular Carcinoma In Situ, Atypical Lobular Hyperplasia, or Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia
This phase II trial studies how well sirolimus works in preventing invasive breast cancer in patients with breast cancer confined to the mammary ducts or lobules of the breast. Sirolimus may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.
Location: Cancer Therapy and Research Center at The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
Aerobic Exercise Training in Lowering the Risk of Breast Cancer in Patients at High-Risk for Development of Breast Cancer
This randomized pilot clinical trial studies how well aerobic exercise training works in lowering the risk of breast cancer in patients at high-risk for development of breast cancer. Aerobic exercise training may help lower the risk of breast cancer patients with risk factors that are associated with developing breast cancer such as exercise capacity, body weight, body composition, the expression of certain genes, and levels of inflammatory factors in breast tissue.
Location: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Preventing Recurrence in Patients with Hormone Receptor-Negative or HER2-Positive Stage 0-III Breast Cancer That Have Completed Treatment
This randomized phase II trial studies omega-3 fatty acids in preventing the return of cancer (recurrence) in patients with hormone receptor-negative or human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER2)-positive stage 0-III breast cancer that have completed treatment. Omega-3 fatty acid may help prevent breast cancer from forming in patients at risk for recurrence.
Location: Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, Ohio
Olive Oil for High Risk Breast Cancer Prevention in Women
This is a pilot study evaluating the effect of hydroxytyrosol, a component of olive oil, on mammographic density in women at high risk of developing breast cancer.
Location: See Clinical Trials.gov
Bexarotene in Preventing Breast Cancer in Patients at High Risk for Breast Cancer
This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of bexarotene in preventing breast cancer in patients at high risk for breast cancer.
Location: See Clinical Trials.gov