tAnGo Trial

tAnGo: A randomised phase III trial of gemcitabine in paclitaxel-containing epirubicin based adjuvant chemotherapy for women with early stage breast cancer

Chief Investigators:  Prof Christopher Poole
Sponsor: University of Birmingham

Educational grants from:

Breast Cancer Research
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Lilly Industries Ltd
Roche Pharmaceuticals

Endorsed by Cancer Research UK

Disease Site: Breast Cancer 
Trial Type:  Clinical Trial of an Investigational Medicinal Product 
Status:  Analysis
ISRCTN Reference Number:  51146252 
Open to New Sites?   No 
Recruitment Start Date:  


 Recruitment End Date:  28-Nov-2004
 CRCTU Trial Management Team:   Team B
 Trial Email Address: tango@trials.bham.ac.uk 

The tAnGo trial was a large research study which looked at a new combination of chemotherapy drugs for the treatment of early stage breast cancer.  The trial was designed to find out whether this new combination of drugs is any better than the best currently available treatment in terms of improving the long-term outlook of patients diagnosed with early stage breast cancer.  3152 patients participated in the tAnGo trial from hospitals all over the UK and Ireland.

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Trial summary

Trial protocol

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