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Targeted Intra-Operative Radiotherapy for the Management of Ductal Carcinoma In-Situ of the Breast (TARGIT-DCIS Trial): Use of Mammography and Breast MRI to Identify Candidates for IORT.

Phase 2
40 Years
Not Enrolling
Breast Cancer

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Trial Information

Targeted Intra-Operative Radiotherapy for the Management of Ductal Carcinoma In-Situ of the Breast (TARGIT-DCIS Trial): Use of Mammography and Breast MRI to Identify Candidates for IORT.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Patients with biopsy-proven DCIS, mammographic and CE-MRI evidence of DCIS measuring
great then equal to 4cm, and a desire to receive breast conserving therapy, will be
considered for participation in this study.

- Patient history, physical examination findings, and demographics (sex, age, height,
weight, bra size, etc.) will be performed and documented.

Inclusion Criteria for Initial Registration (all patients cohorts):

All cohorts

- Signed informed consent and HIPAA documents

- Female sex

- Age great then equal to 40 years

- Localized ductal carcinoma in situ

- Clinically and/or histologically negative axillary lymph nodes

- No imaging or clinical findings suggestive of invasive carcinoma.

Cohort 1 (Immediate IORT group)

- Localized DCIS measuring less then equal to 4 cm on preoperative imaging.

- Cohort 2 (Delayed IORT group)

- Localized DCIS measuring less then equal to4 cm or less on surgical pathology

- Delayed IORT could be performed for the explicit purpose of administering IORT or
performed following re-excision of a previously operated breast to achieve clear
surgical margins.

- This cohort includes patients who were excluded from immediate IORT based on
pre-operative imaging suggesting ineligibility for immediate IORT, but who are
subsequently found to meet histological criteria (localized DCIS less then equal to 4
cm and no invasive cancer) for IORT based on surgical pathology.

- Unifocal microinvasive (T1mic or invasive focus less then equal to 1mm in maximal
diameter) is allowed following initial WLE if surgical pathology margins were less
then equal to2 mm for both the invasive and non-invasive components.

- Delayed IORT must be performed within 3 months of initial WLE.

- Cohort 3 Subjects who received IORT at the time of initial WLE but whose surgical
pathology showed them to be unsuitable candidates for IORT alone on the basis of:

- DCIS measuring greater than 5 cm on surgical pathology.

- T1a (less than 1 mm) or larger invasive carcinoma associated with extensive DCIS.

- Surgical margins width less than1 mm.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Male sex

- Age less than 40

- DCIS associated with any evidence of microinvasion or invasive carcinoma on
pre-operative imaging or core biopsy of the breast or axillary nodes.

- DCIS that is multicentric in the ipsilateral breast. Multicentricity will be defined
at 2 or more lesions separated by more than 3 cm in the same breast.

- Non-epithelial breast malignancies such as sarcoma or lymphoma

- DCIS associated with diffuse suspicious or indeterminate microcalcifications

- Pregnancy or lactation

- Collagen vascular diseases, including Systemic lupus erythematosus, Systemic
sclerosis (scleroderma), CREST Syndrome (calcinosis, Raynaud phenomenon, esophageal
dysfunction, sclerodactyly, telangiectasia, and the presence of anticentromere
antibodies), polymyositis, dermatomyositis with a CPK level above normal or with an
active skin rash, inclusion-body myositis, or amyloidosis

- Serious psychiatric or addictive disorders

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

Feasibility. The primary efficacy endpoint will be reoperation (re-excision or mastectomy) rates following WLE or IORT

Outcome Time Frame:

30 days

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Heather Macdonald, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

October 2007

Completion Date:

November 2014

Related Keywords:

  • Breast Cancer
  • DCIS
  • To evaluate Preoperative mammagraphy and MRI to select candiates with DCIS for IORT
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Carcinoma
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Carcinoma, Intraductal, Noninfiltrating
  • Carcinoma, Ductal, Breast
  • Carcinoma, Ductal



USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center Los Angeles, California  90033-0800