for females ages 18-100 (full criteria)
at UC Davis
study started
estimated completion
Principal Investigator
Jyoti Mayadev (ucdavis)



This study is being conducted to investigate the effect of a more in-depth education plan for patients with breast cancer. Patients will be randomized to receive either the standard education plan during their breast cancer treatment or they will receive in-depth education about their breast cancer treatment. In order to see what kind of effect the different education plans have, patients will fill out three identical questionnaires during the course of treatment.


This study will be a prospective study of women receiving adjuvant radiation therapy for management of breast cancer at the University of California Davis. All patients will be staged according to the American Joint Committee on Cancer Seventh edition. Primary disease treatment information including surgical approach and utilization of adjuvant chemotherapy will be evaluated.

All patients will have a validated quality of life assessment (FACIT-TS-PS) completed at three time points during their radiation therapy process. The patients will be randomized at the time of completion of radiation plan approval by the treating radiation oncologist in a one to one fashion to either proceed with standard education or more extensive plan review. The radiation oncology quality assurance (QA) process will be blinded to the randomization of the patient.


Breast Cancer AJCC Stage 1, 2, 3 Educational Design Radiation Therapy Treatment Breast Neoplasms In-Depth Education


You can join if…

Open to females ages 18-100

  1. Diagnosis of invasive breast cancer
  2. AJCC stage 1, 2, 3 breast carcinoma
  3. Patient deemed clinically appropriate for adjuvant breast or chest wall radiation following surgery
  4. Women of childbearing potential must be non-pregnant and non-lactating and willing to use medically acceptable form of contraception during radiation therapy
  5. Patient must provide study specific informed consent prior to study entry
  6. Breast implants allowed

You CAN'T join if...

  1. Stage 4 breast cancer
  2. Ductal carcinoma in situ
  3. Patients treated with radiation for palliative intent
  4. Prior treatment with radiation therapy to the ipsilateral breast or chest wall
  5. Prior invasive non-breast malignancy (except non-melanomatous skin cancer, carcinoma in situ of the cervix) unless disease free for a minimum of 5 years prior to study entry
  6. Prior invasive or in-situ carcinoma of the breast (-prior LCIS is eligible)
  7. Diagnosis of DCIS


  • UC Davis Medical Center accepting new patients
    Sacramento California 95817 United States

Lead Scientist at UC Cancer


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