Accession Number : ADA604417


Title :   The Pittsburgh Breast Cancer Consortium


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Aug 2001 - 31 Jul 2005


Corporate Author : PITTSBURGH UNIV PA


Personal Author(s) : Brufsky, Adam


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA604417


Report Date : Aug 2005


Pagination or Media Count : 8


Abstract : The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, the Magee-Women's Hospital, the Hematology-Oncology Associates of the UPCI (HOA), the Pittsburgh Clinical Research Network, Inc. (PCRN), the Magee Womancare Breast Cancer Volunteer Program, and the Pittsburgh Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) are collaborating to form the Pittsburgh Breast Cancer Consortium (PBCC). The focus of this partnership is the rapid clinical development of new agents for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer (MBC). The PBCC will conduct innovative phase I and phase II clinical trials testing new approaches in the treatment of MBC. Accrual to these trials will derive from a consortium of Pittsburgh regional, community based oncology practices of the HOA in collaboration with the Magee-Women's Hospital/University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center (CBCC). The specific aims of this proposal are (1) to develop a breast cancer clinical trials infrastructure to allow the rapid phase I and phase II development of novel agents for the treatment of breast cancer with a strong emphasis on community-based practice involvement; and (2) to evaluate multiple agents, as well as combinations of agents, using this infrastructure.


Descriptors :   *BREAST CANCER , *CONSORTIUMS , CLINICAL TRIALS , COMMUNITIES


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE