This phase III trial studies how well axillary reverse mapping works in preventing lymphedema in patients with breast cancer undergoing axillary lymph node dissection. Axillary reverse mapping may help to preserve the lymph node drainage system around the breast so as to prevent lymphedema after surgery.
I. To determine the occurrence of post-surgery lymphedema by conical geometric measures in clinical T1-3, N0-3, M0 breast cancer patients undergoing axillary surgery and randomized to Group 1 (no axillary reverse mapping [ARM]) versus Group II (ARM).
I. To compare between the study groups the lymphedema symptom intensity and distress as measured by the Lymphedema Symptom Intensity and Distress Survey-Arm (LSIDS-A).
II. To evaluate the technical success of performance of ARM procedure: Identification of ARM lymphatics, and the ability to spare or reapproximate ARM lymphatics.
III. To compare the rate of regional recurrence between patients randomized to receive ARM versus no ARM.
I. To assess the occurrence of lymphedema as a function of radiotherapy use and targets.
OUTLINE: Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 groups.
GROUP I: Patients receive isosulfan blue subcutaneously (SC) and undergo axillary lymph node dissection (ALND).
GROUP II: Patients undergo ARM. Patients then receive isosulfan blue and undergo ALND as in Group I.
After completion of study, patients are followed up for 3 years.
|Treatment||questionnaire administration, quality-of-life assessment, Axillary Lymph Node Dissection, Isosulfan Blue, Mapping|
|Clinical Study Identifier||NCT03927027|
|Sponsor||Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology|
|Last Modified on||25 October 2020|
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