Light-Scattering Spectroscopy for Detection of Breast Cancer
Healthy, no Evidence of Disease - Stage II Breast Cancer - Stage IIIA Breast Cancer - Stage IIIB Breast Cancer - Stage IIIC Breast Cancer
Conditions: official terms
Breast Neoplasms
Study Type
Study Phase
Study Design
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Name: light-scattering spectroscopy
Type: Procedure
Overall Status
This pilot clinical trial studies light-scattering spectroscopy in finding disease in patients with stage II-III breast cancer. Diagnostic procedures, such as light-scattering spectroscopy, may help find and diagnose breast cancer
Detailed Description
PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: I. To evaluate whether light-scattering spectroscopy can reliably distinguish between two subject groups: those with clinical stage II or stage III breast cancer and those without breast cancer.

OUTLINE: Patients undergo light-scattering spectroscopy of the breast in addition to standard of care as it relates to screening for breast cancer or treatment of breast cancer.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Female
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Participants who are breast cancer free (mammogram "negative" within 1 month of testing) with the absence of clinical suspicion of breast cancer on physical exam or with clinical stage II or stage III breast cancer. PLEASE NOTE: Recruitment for this study is only limited to patients who are scheduled for a mammogram at USC. There is no compensation to participants.

- Provision of informed consent prior to any study-related procedures

Exclusion Criteria:

- Females with tattoos on either or both breasts

- Females with nipple piercings on either or both breasts

- Females with skin piercings (aka microdermal anchor surface or microdermal piercings) in either or both breasts

- Females unable to provide informed consent

- Females s/p treatment for breast cancer
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, California, United States
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Victoria Soto - 323-226-6384 -
Start Date
November 2012
Completion Date
November 2016
University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Record processing date processed this data on July 28, 2015 page