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Breast Cancer in Young Women: Is it Different?

40 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Female Breast Cancer

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Trial Information

Breast Cancer in Young Women: Is it Different?

The study is a prospective longitudinal cohort study of young women with breast cancer.
Over a 3-year period, we aim to identify a total of 600 women with newly diagnosed breast
cancer, of those 300 women age 40 and younger and 300 older women from academic and
community health care institutions across the Riyadh area. It is anticipated at least 400
of these women will agree to participate in the study. The comparable control group of older
patients with breast cancer will be used for study comparison. Patient surveys, medical
record review, and blood and tissue collection will be utilized. Women will be surveyed
every 6 months after diagnosis. The study will investigate short and long-term disease and
treatment issues, and psychosocial concerns. We will also collect tumor and blood samples to
characterize the pathological and molecular aspects of tumors, and establish tumor bank for
future studies.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Female

- Diagnosis of breast cancer

- Age 40 or younger at diagnosis for study group and older women for control group

- Informed consent obtained from patient

Exclusion Criteria:

- Absence of informed consent

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

experience of breast cancer in young women

Outcome Description:

To identify a cohort of young women (age 40 or younger) newly diagnosed with breast cancer in King Abdulaziz Medical City and other collaborating hospitals to assess a broad range of variables at baseline and over the course.

Outcome Time Frame:

10 years

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Omalkahir Abulkhair, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

King Abdul Aziz Medical City for National Guard


Saudi Arabia: Ethics Committee

Study ID:




Start Date:

October 2009

Completion Date:

October 2019

Related Keywords:

  • Female Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Carcinoma