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EMPOWER Study: Promoting Breast Cancer Screening in Women Who Survived Childhood Cancer

Phase 3
25 Years
49 Years
Open (Enrolling)

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Trial Information

EMPOWER Study: Promoting Breast Cancer Screening in Women Who Survived Childhood Cancer

Inclusion Criteria:

- Participant in the CCSS cohort

- Diagnosed with a childhood cancer prior to 21 years of age

- Treated with > 20 Gy of chest radiation (mantle, mediastinal, lung, or chest)

- Age 25-49 years at time of enrollment into the study

- Interval from chest radiation to the time of enrollment of > 8 years

- No mammogram or other breast imaging study in the 24 months prior to enrollment

- English-speaking - The University of Colorado AMC Denver and MSKCC group are not
capable of or equipped for conducting a brief motivational interviews by telephone in
another language.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Diagnosed with breast cancer

- Participated in the Project VISION feasibility study (exposed to part of the

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Outcome Measure:


Outcome Description:

Determine the efficacy of an intervention, consisting of mailed tailored print materials followed by a telephone-delivered Brief Motivational Interview, on mammogram screening rates compared with an attention control. Mammogram completed by 12-month questionnaire (confirmed by medical record)

Outcome Time Frame:

12 months

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Kevin C Oeffinger, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

July 2010

Completion Date:

July 2014

Related Keywords:

  • Cancer
  • Questionnaires
  • telephone counseling session
  • 10-104
  • Childhood Cancer Survivor Women Post Chest Radiation
  • Breast Neoplasms



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