Bridging the Age Gap in Breast Cancer

Bridging the Age Gap is an NIHR funded study that aims to optimize the management of older women and reduce the age-gap in cancer outcomes between older and younger women with breast cancer by:

  1. Developing a predictive tool to tailor treatment options for older women according to breast cancer factors and their fitness/frailty
  2. Developing a Decision Support Instrument (DESI) to assist older women making informed decisions about their preferred treatment

The study is now open in 49 centres around England and Wales, and is expected to continue recruiting until December 2017.

Read our recent news highlights below.

Study Background

Phase 2

The Cohort study has now transitioned into Phase 2. 36 sites now have R&D approval and have transitioned to the new protocol. 

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We have now recruited over 2500 women to the trial.

July 2016 recruitment is now available:

Study Extension

The study will continue to recruit until end 2017 to reach target of 3000 women.