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BCNA News 16 Dec 2019

Participants wanted for research into hot flushes and night sweats

Researchers in the Monash Women’s Health Research Program are conducting a study to evaluate a potential new treatment aimed at relieving hot flushes and night sweats in women diagnosed with breast cancer who are taking hormone blocking therapy (either tamoxifen or an aromatase inhibitor).

While clinical trials have found hormone blocking therapy can significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer coming back, many women experience menopausal-like symptoms when taking hormone-blocking therapy. While these side effects are mild for many women, or lessen over time, some women experience significant symptoms which can be difficult to cope with.

The study will determine whether QUE 122 (a small molecule which was found to lessen hot flushes and night sweats in an earlier study) is effective in reducing night sweats and hot flushes in women affected by breast cancer being treated with hormone blocking therapy.

You may be able to take oart if you are:

  • aged 18 to 70 years
  • taking tamoxifen or an aromatase inhibitor (i.e. anastrozole (Arimidex), letrozole (Femara) or exemestane (Aromasin)
  • are experiencing seven or more hot flushes/night sweats each day/evening
  • are able to attend six study visits at the research site over approximately nine weeks.

This study is taking place at sites in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth.

If you are interested in participating, or would like further information, please contact the study site closest to you.  

 

Location

Contact detalis

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Monash University
553 St Kilda Road
MELBOURNE, VIC 3004

Michelle Reading: + 61 3 9903 0836

Email: michelle.reading@monash.edu

Email: womens.health@monash.edu

 

Gynaecology Research Centre
The Royal Women’s Hospital
Research Precinct, Level 7
Corner Grattan St & Flemington Rd
PARKVILLE, VIC 3052

Shona Darby: + 61 3 8345 2217

Email: gynaecology.research@thewomens.org.au

 

Keogh Institute for Medical Research
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
1st floor, C Block, QE2 Medical Centre
Hospital Ave
NEDLANDS, WA 6009

Smilja Dragovic: + 61 8 6457 2475

Email: smilja@kimr.org

 

Breast Endocrine Unit
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Level 5, Room 5E343
1 Port Road
ADELAIDE, SA 5000

Jessica Reid: + 61 8 8222 7779
Email: Jessica.Reid2@sa.gov.au

Jessie Bennet: + 61 8 8222 6759
Email: jessie.bennett@sa.gov.au

 

Menopause Clinic / Endocrine Clinic
Royal North Shore Hospital
Reserve Road
ST LEONARDS, NSW 2065

Yue (Yui) Zhao: + 61 2 9463 1463

Email: Yue.Zhao1@health.nsw.gov.au

 

ICON Cancer Centre
The Wesley Medical Centre, Level 1,
40 Chasely St
AUCHENFLOWER, QLD 4066

Tori Furner: +61 7 3737 4583

Email: tori.furner@icon.team

 

For information about hormone blocking therapy, including how the drugs work, why they are beneficial and tips/strategies to help manage side effects, download BCNA’s Hormone therapy and breast cancer booklet on bcna.org.au.