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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Breast Cancer
and you are
between 22 and 70
years old
This is a second phase trial assessing
efficacy and side effects of the new treatment.
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The purpose

This study will evaluate the performance of Alloderm RTU medium (LifeCell) vs. Cortiva 1mm Allograft Dermis (RTI Surgical®, Inc.). These are the thinnest versions of acellular dermal matrices (ADM) offered by both vendors and can be used for post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. Alloderm RTU medium has a thickness of 1.6±0.4 mm, while Cortiva 1mm Allograft Dermis has a thickness of 1.0±0.2 mm. In the context of breast reconstruction, these ADMs are used in the same manner. They may be inserted with a tissue expander immediately after skin- or nipple-sparing mastectomy. The investigators will examine breast-reconstruction associated complication rates, pre- and post-operative patient reported outcomes using the Breast Q, and physician reimbursement as well as direct hospital costs. The endpoint will be either exchange of the tissue expander for a permanent breast implant or autologous flap, explantation due to patient preference, development of a complication, or less common reasons. The investigators propose that Cortiva 1mm Allograft Dermis and Alloderm RTU will have equivalent complication and patient reported outcome rates as well as physician reimbursement, but that direct hospital cost will be less with Cortiva 1mm Allograft Dermis.

Provided treatments

  • Other: Alloderm RTU
  • Other: Cortiva 1mm Allograft Dermis
  • Procedure: Skin or nipple-sparing mastectomy
  • Other: Breast Q
  • Procedure: Surgery
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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02891759. The sponsor of the trial is Washington University School of Medicine and it is looking for 400 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
A Single-Blinded Randomized Prospective Trial to Compare Outcomes Between Two Acellular Dermal Matrices Used for Immediate, Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction