“I had treatment last year and I want to give something back.”
A study looking at the management of breast cancer that has come back in the same breast or nearby areas (MARECA)
This study is looking at the tests and treatment for people whose breast cancer has come back in the same breast or nearby area.
It is for people whose breast cancer has come back in the same breast, chest wall or nearby
The aim is to make recommendations for the best care and treatment of people with this type of breast cancer recurrence.
Who can enter
The following bullet points are a summary of the entry conditions for this study. Talk to your doctor or the study team if you are unsure about any of these. They will be able to advise you.
Who can take part
You may be able to join this study if all of the following apply. You:
- have had treatment for invasive breast cancer or ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) with the aim to cure
- have within the past 6 months been diagnosed with breast cancer (invasive breast cancer or DCIS) in the same breast or chest wall and or nearby lymph nodes
- had surgery to remove the original cancer at least 3 months ago
- are at least 18 years old
Who can’t take part
You cannot join this study if any of these apply.
- Your original breast cancer had spread to another part of the body (secondary breast cancer).
- You had cancer diagnosed in 1 breast. And you now have cancer diagnosed in the other breast.
- You have secondary breast cancer. But there is no cancer in the breast, chest wall or lymph nodes.
- You have a rare cancer of the lining of the blood vessels or lymph vessels (angiosarcoma).
- You have another type of cancer and didn’t have treatment with the aim to cure.
- You had surgery to the breast for another type of breast condition that wasn’t cancer or for a soft tissue
sarcomaof the breast. Or you haven’t had surgery for a primary breast cancerin the same breast.
The study team need up to 500 people to take part.
A member of your health care team will look at your medical records for the following information:
- the date of diagnosis of the cancer coming back in the same area
- general details about your medical history
- any tests, scans, or treatments you had for the original breast cancer and the breast cancer that has come back
They will continue to look at your medical records for up to 5 years after your diagnosis.
Tissue sub study
The team ask for your permission to look at tissue samples (
- when you were first diagnosed
- when your cancer came back
They plan to use these for future research into breast cancer.
You don’t have to agree to this if you don’t want to. You can still take part in the main study.
There are no extra hospital visits for this study.
There are no side effects if you take part in this study.
How to join a clinical trial
Mr Baek Kim
Association of Breast Surgery (ABS)
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Leeds Hospitals Charity