Windsong Breast Care continually strives to provide the patients with the most up to date diagnostic and treatment options. Below is a summary of the current trials being conducted. All research is approved through an Institutional Review Board and conducted by personal with specialty training in Protecting Human Research Participants and Good Clinical Practice. Individual participation in research is based on specific inclusion and exclusion criteria and an informed consent process. In addition to WBC involvement in research related activities, they also support many other local facilities with specific protocol related imaging needs.
Anyone interested in participating in an active research study can contact Kay Dekker, Breast Center Coordinator at 716-631-2591.
Evaluation of Mammography Compression
The goal of this study is to determine if it is possible to make mammography screening more comfortable without reducing mammography image quality. The study involves evaluating new methods of breast compression and attempt to improve patient comfort. Participants undergoing screening tomosynthesis mammography will be recruited to evaluate additional images with a new breast compression system. (X. Cynthia Fan, MD, PhD)
Development of Biomarkers in Urine for Breast Cancer
The goal of this study is to develop markers in urine which differentiate stages of breast cancer. Participants with positive breast biopsy results will be recruited to obtain a urine sample and complete a health questionnaire. (L. Mielnicki, PhD, M. McCourt, PhD)
Internet- based Psychoeducation to Promote Initial Breast Cancer Adjustment: A Pilot Study
The goal of this study is to evaluate an internet based educational program called Caring Guidance, for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. Participants will have the opportunity to access to a web based program that provides psychosocial education, guidance and support. (R.Lally PhD, MS, BA, RN, AOCN)