A Prospective, Randomized, Open-label, Multicenter Study Evaluating the Effects on Cognitive Functions of Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy in Postmenopausal Women With Breast Cancer.
- To evaluate verbal episodic memory in patients with breast cancer after 6 months of
treatment with aromatase inhibitors (AI) vs tamoxifen citrate.
- To evaluate cognitive functions of these patients at month 6 and 12 of treatment.
- To evaluate the psychological and social impact on these patients at month 6 and 12 of
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.
- Arm I: Patients receive oral tamoxifen citrate once daily for 1 year in the absence of
disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
- Arm II: Patients receive an oral aromatase inhibitor (letrozole, anastrozole, or
exemestane) once daily for 1 year in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable
Patients undergo cognitive, psychological, social, and quality of life assessments every 6
months using the CDS scale, the Edinburgh Handedness Inventory, the Mini Mental Test, the
French version of the National Adult Reading Test, the Benton Visual Retention test, the
direct and indirect capacities of the WAIS-R, the WMS sequential visual-spatial capacity,
the dual task test, categorical and formal verbal fluency, the Trail making test, the Stroop
test, the Wisconsin Card Sorting test, the choice reaction time test, the sequential visual
spatial capacity, the HADS scale, IADL, and QLQ-C30 questionnaires.
After completion of study treatment, patients are followed for 1 year.
Allocation: Randomized, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Changes in verbal episodic memory performance after 6 months of treatment, using the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test
Emilie Le Rhun
Centre Oscar Lambret