This phase III trial compares the effect of active symptom monitoring and patient education to patient education alone in helping young women with stage I-III breast cancer stay on their hormone therapy medicines. The patient education tool contains interactive weblinks which provide patients with education material about breast cancer and side effects of therapy. Symptom monitoring is a weblink via email or text message with questions asking about symptoms. Hormone therapy for breast cancer can cause side effects, and may cause some women to stop treatment early. Asking about symptoms more often may help women keep taking hormone therapy medicines.
Key Inclusion Criteria
For a patient to be eligible for participation in this study, all of the following criteria must apply.
- Participants must be female and have Stage I, II, or III hormone receptor positive breast cancer based on clinical or pathologic evaluation
- Participants must have been pre- or peri-menopausal at the time of breast cancer diagnosis by satisfying one of the following:
- had a menstrual period (by self-report) within the 12 months before breast cancer diagnosis, or
- had a serum or plasma estradiol and/or follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) concentration consistent with premenopausal status (based on institutional standards) within the 12 months before breast cancer diagnosis or when checked after breast cancer diagnosis
- Participants must have started initial treatment with standard of care oral endocrine therapy (ET) (i.e., tamoxifen, anastrozole, exemestane, or letrozole; within 14 days prior to randomization or be planning to start initial treatment with standard of care oral ET within 14 days after randomization
- Participants who currently have ovarian function (estradiol above the postmenopausal range) must be planning to undergo ovarian suppression or ablation concomitantly with oral ET medication, starting before or at the same time as oral ET initiation. Participants with chemotherapy-induced amenorrhea or ovarian failure at time of registration must be planning to start ovarian suppression or ablation if they have recurrence of ovarian function during study participation (circulating estradiol concentration in the premenopausal range or recurrence of menses)
- Participants must have completed surgery for treatment of breast cancer at least 14 days prior to randomization NOTE: Concomitant radiotherapy at the time of randomization and/or during study participation is allowed
- Participants who received chemotherapy must have finished it at least 14 days prior to randomization NOTE: Concomitant maintenance targeted or biologic therapy (e.g., human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 [anti-HER2] therapy, poly-ADP ribose polymerase [PARP] inhibitor therapy, CDK4/6 inhibitor therapy, osteoclast inhibitor therapy) at the time of randomization and/or during study participation is allowed
- Participants must be >= 18 years of age
- Participants must have a complete medical history within 60 days prior to randomization
- Participants must be able to complete Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO) instruments in English or Spanish
- agree to complete PROs at all scheduled assessments and
- complete the pre-registration (baseline) PRO forms within 14 days prior to randomization
- Participants must be able to complete symptom questions on a web browser (on a smartphone, tablet, or computer) or respond via voice on a telephone in English or Spanish. Participants must agree to complete symptom questions at all scheduled assessments NOTE: Participants who do not have access to the internet and who cannot receive telephone calls for interactive voice response system (IVRS) assessments are not eligible
- Participants must be offered the opportunity to participate in specimen banking for translational medicine. With participant consent, specimens must be collected and submitted via the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) specimen tracking system
- Participants must be informed of the investigational nature of this study and must sign and give informed consent in accordance with institutional and federal guidelines
Key Exclusion Criteria
A patient will not be eligible for this trial if any of the following criteria apply.
Southwest Oncology Group