Screening Clinical Trials for Breast Cancer

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are for breast cancer screening. 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.

Trials 1-9 of 9
  • Digital Tomosynthesis Mammography and Digital Mammography in Screening Patients for Breast Cancer

    This randomized phase III trial studies digital tomosynthesis mammography and digital mammography in screening patients for breast cancer. Screening for breast cancer with tomosynthesis mammography may be superior to digital mammography for breast cancer screening and may help reduce the need for additional imaging or treatment.
    Location: 69 locations

  • Online Genetics Educational Video with or without Pre- and / or Post-Telephone Genetics Counseling in Assessing Cancer-Risk Distress in Patients with Triple Negative Breast Cancer

    This randomized clinical trial studies how well online genetics educational video with or without pre- and / or post-telephone genetics counseling works in assessing cancer-risk distress in patients with triple negative breast cancer. Online genetic education and telephone genetic counseling may help the doctors learn the stress a person feels about their risk of cancer.
    Location: 2 locations

  • Fluid Measurements and MRI in Determining Biomarkers of Lymphatic Dysfunction in Patients with Breast Cancer

    This trial uses fluid measurements of the arm and MRI to determine biomarkers of lymphatic dysfunction in patients with breast cancer. Studying the lymphatic system (the part of your body that helps to process and clear waste products) in different ways will help doctors understand more about lymphedema (excess fluid after lymph nodes are removed) and help with prevention and management of lymphedema in patients with breast cancer.
    Location: Vanderbilt University / Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Contrast Enhanced Spectral Mammography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Detecting Breast Cancer

    This trial studies how well contrast enhanced spectral mammography and magnetic resonance imaging work in detecting breast cancer. Diagnostic procedures, such as contrast enhanced spectral mammography and magnetic resonance imaging, may help find and diagnose breast cancer. Comparing results of diagnostic procedures done before biopsy may help doctors predict a patient's response to treatment and help plan the best treatment.
    Location: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Disseminated Tumor Cells in Blood and Bone Marrow Samples from Patients Previously Treated for Breast Cancer

    This trial studies disseminated tumor cells in blood and bone marrow samples from patients previously treated for breast cancer. Studying samples of blood and bone marrow from patients with breast cancer in the laboratory may help doctors to determine whether there are any dormant tumor cells in the body. It may also help doctors to better understand what disseminated tumor cells are and how they can be best treated to improve the treatment and prevention of breast cancer in the future.
    Location: University of Pennsylvania / Abramson Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Quantitative Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Finding Heart Complications in Patients with Breast Cancer Receiving Chemotherapy

    This research trial studies quantitative cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in finding heart complications in patients with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy. One of the side effects in patients receiving chemotherapy is heart complications in which the heart muscle is weakened and no longer able to pump sufficient amounts of blood throughout the body, which can lead to shortness of breath, swollen ankles and feet, lack of energy, and a reduced capacity to carry out day-to-day activities. Identifying early signs of such heart complications using cardiac magnetic resonance may allow preventative treatment options to be made available in future.
    Location: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Circadian Thermal Sensing to Detect Breast Disease

    The purpose of this study is to determine if Cyrcadia's Circadian Biometric Recorder (CBR™), which is attached to soft biometric patches worn on the body, can improve early breast cancer detection along with mammography or as a stand alone device.
    Location: Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, Ohio

  • Diffuse Optical Spectroscopic Imaging in Screening and Measuring Tumor Dynamics and Response in Patients With Breast Cancer

    This pilot clinical trial studies diffuse optical spectroscopic imaging in screening and measuring tumor dynamics and response in patients with breast cancer. Diffuse optical spectroscopic imaging may help doctors find breast cancer sooner, when it may be easier to treat.
    Location: UC Irvine Health / Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Orange, California

  • A Evaluation of 3D Functional MIRA System in Women With Mammographically Dense Breasts

    The purpose of this image acquisition study is to compare, in a Reader Study, the RI8 system used in conjunction with a conventional mammography to mammography alone, and to determine whether the addition of supplementary RI8 result will improve ROC area under the curve. The study is prospective, multi-center, sequential, control trial with the woman serving as her own control. Women determined to have heterogeneously or extremely dense breast based on her previous mammogram and are undergoing routine screening mammography at one of the clinical sites assigned for this study will be eligible to join the study.
    Location: See Clinical Trials.gov