Study Looking at Dietary Supplements in Patients with Stage I-III Breast Cancer

What we are studying

The purpose of this research study is to determine if taking omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) supplements affects the levels of omega-3 PUFA in your tumor and in your healthy breast tissue, as well as to determine what effects, good and bad, omega-3 supplements have on your tumor cells.

Who we are studying

  • Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 18+

Eligibility Criteria

  • Women scheduled to undergo surgical removal of newly diagnosed histologically confirmed clinical stage I to III breast carcinoma

What is involved

  • During your routine visit to the clinic prior to undergoing surgery you will undergo a physical exam and have approximately 4 teaspoons of blood withdrawn through a vein in your arm.
  • You will then be given a supply of capsules (either omega-3 PUFA or placebo). You will be asked to take two capsules per day until your scheduled surgery. You will take the last two capsules the day before your surgery is scheduled to occur.



Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Michele Harmon

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