“Deborah agreed to take part in a trial as she was keen to help other cancer patients in the future. "If taking part in a trial means others might be helped then I’m very happy with that."
A study looking at x-ray mammography and MRI in women at different levels of risk of developing breast cancer
Please note - this trial is no longer recruiting patients. We hope to add results when they are available.
This study is for premenopausal women aged 39.5 to 50.5 years who have healthy breast tissue on a mammogram.
It will compare the mammograms and MRI scans of women who were investigated for symptoms and had normal breast tissue on a scan, in women at high and low risk of developing breast cancer.
More about this trial
- breast tissue density
- breast tissue blood supply
Who can enter
- are 39.5 to 50.5 years old
- have healthy breast tissue on x-ray mammography
- are premenopausal (have not had your menopause)
- able to have an MRI scan within 6 weeks of your mammogram
- had breast cancer
- are taking hormone treatment (including the oral contraceptive pill)
- had your ovaries and fallopian tubes removed on both sides
- have breast implants that are not compatible with having an MRI scan
- are claustrophobic
- have kidney problems
- are not able to have an MRI scan. This may be because you have certain types of metal surgical clips or plates in your body, or you have a pacemaker or might be pregnant
- with a BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 gene mutation
- who had mantle radiotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma at an early age
Participants attend one outpatient appointment for an MRI scan. This happens within 6 weeks of your mammogram.
The appointment is usually about 1 hour.
- an allergic reaction
How to join a clinical trial
Dr Steven Allen
NIHR Clinical Research Network: Cancer
Royal Marsden NIHR Clinical Research Facility
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust