Hormone Therapy in Preventing Endometrial Cancer in Patients With a Genetic Risk For Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colon Cancer

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00033358
First received: April 9, 2002
Last updated: May 2, 2013
Last verified: April 2013
  Purpose

Randomized phase II trial to compare two different hormone therapy regimens in preventing endometrial cancer in women who have a genetic risk for hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer. Hormone therapy may prevent the development of endometrial cancer in women with a genetic risk for hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer. It is not yet known which hormone therapy regimen is more effective in preventing endometrial cancer.


Condition Intervention Phase
Endometrial Cancer
Drug: medroxyprogesterone
Drug: ethinyl estradiol
Drug: norgestrel
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Modulation Of Putative Surrogate Endpoint Biomarkers In Endometrial Biopsies From Women With HNPCC

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in potential SEBs relevant to endometrial carcinogenesis. [ Time Frame: From baseline to completion of hormone therapy ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes in histology and ultrasound appearance of the endometrium in women with HNPCC [ Time Frame: From baseline to 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 52
Study Start Date: February 2002
Primary Completion Date: October 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm I (medroxyprogesterone)
Patients receive medroxyprogesterone intramuscularly once on day 1. Approximately 90 days after the injection, patients undergo a repeat transvaginal ultrasound and endometrial biopsy.
Drug: medroxyprogesterone
Given intramuscularly
Other Names:
  • Depo-Provera
  • medroxyprogesterone acetate
  • MPA
  • Provera
  • Provera Dosepak
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Correlative studies
Experimental: Arm II (ethinyl estradiol, norgestrel)
Patients receive OCP comprising ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel once daily on days 1-21. Treatment repeats every 28 days for 3-4 courses (3-4 packs of OCP) in the absence of unacceptable toxicity. Approximately 1 week after starting the fourth pack of OCP, patients undergo a repeat transvaginal ultrasound and endometrial biopsy.
Drug: ethinyl estradiol
Given orally
Other Names:
  • Diogyn E
  • EE
  • Estinyl
  • Ethinoral
  • Eticylol
Drug: norgestrel
Given orally
Other Names:
  • Microlut
  • NORGES
  • Ovrette
  • Wy-3707
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Correlative studies

Detailed Description:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

I. The primary objective is to evaluate the effect of progesterone therapy versus combination estrogen and progesterone therapy on potential surrogate endpoint biomarkers (SEBs) relevant to endometrial carcinogenesis.

II. To evaluate changes in histology and ultrasound appearance of the endometrium in women with HNPCC after 3 months of progesterone therapy versus combination estrogen and progesterone therapy compared with baseline.

III. To establish a point estimate of the baseline frequency of endometrial abnormalities looking at histological and molecular markers in a cohort of females carrying an HNPCC gene mutation.

OUTLINE: Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 arms.

All patients undergo a baseline transvaginal ultrasound and endometrial biopsy.

Arm I: Patients receive medroxyprogesterone intramuscularly once on day 1. Approximately 90 days after the injection, patients undergo a repeat transvaginal ultrasound and endometrial biopsy.

Arm II: Patients receive oral contraceptive pills (OCP) comprising ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel once daily on days 1-21. Treatment repeats every 28 days for 3-4 courses (3-4 packs of OCP) in the absence of unacceptable toxicity. Approximately 1 week after starting the fourth pack of OCP, patients undergo a repeat transvaginal ultrasound and endometrial biopsy.

Patients are followed at 6 weeks and are encouraged to return in 6 months to participate in continued endometrial screening.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 50 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women with known mutation of an HNPCC-associated gene (hMLH-1, hMSH-2, or hMSH-6) or fulfill Amsterdam Criteria and have had one or more HNPCC-associated cancers
  • No prior hysterectomy; (participants may be scheduled for prophylactic hysterectomy following the study)
  • Voluntary consent documented by a signed and witnessed informed consent
  • Negative serum pregnancy test at baseline evaluation
  • No history of pelvic irradiation for whatever cause
  • No chemotherapy for two years
  • Women >= 40 must have had a screening mammogram within the last 12 months prior to participation in this study
  • Women who are at 50% risk of having a mutation and willing to have genetic testing

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Use of oral contraceptives or depoMPA or hormonal exposure, such as hormonal IUD, tamoxifen, raloxifene, or other selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) within four months of initiating study; women will be asked to be off oral contraceptives or other hormonal exposure for 4 months prior to initiating study
  • Medical contraindication to use of oral contraceptives or depoMPA including:

    • Known or suspected pregnancy
    • Undiagnosed vaginal bleeding
    • Known or suspected malignancy of breast or endometrium
    • Active thrombophlebitis, or current or past history of thromboembolic disorders, or cerebral vascular disease
    • Gall bladder disease or liver dysfunction or disease, including hepatic adenomas or carcinoma, or abnormal liver function tests
    • Known hypersensitivity to depoMPA contraceptive injection (medroxyprogesterone acetate or any of its other ingredients)
    • Depression that is currently not under control, in the judgement of the Principal Investigator
    • History of epilepsy
    • History of diabetes
    • Coronary artery disease
    • Age >=35 and a current tobacco smoker
  • Known inability to participate in the scheduled follow-up tests (i.e., alcohol dependence or illicit drug use)
  • Significant medical history or psychiatric problems which would make the participant a poor protocol candidate, in the opinion of the principal investigator
  • Post surgical removal of both ovaries
  • Postmenopausal women with amenorrhea greater than 12 months
  • Previous history of endometrial biopsy, hysteroscopy, dilatation and curettage, or IUD in place within the past 3 months
  • Known participation in a concurrent protocol with a pharmacological intervention
  • Recent or concurrent use of systemic steroids (i.e. prednisone) within the past four months of initiating study
  • Positive serum pregnancy test at baseline evaluation
  • Fasting triglycerides level >= 400 mg/dl
  • Cholesterol level >= 240 mg/dl
  • LDL level >= 160 mg/dl
  • HDL level =< 35 mg/dl
  • Hypertension that is currently not under good control, in the judgement of the principal investigator
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Locations
United States, Texas
M D Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Karen Lu M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00033358     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCI-2013-00466, ID01-340, CDR0000069277, NCI-P02-0218, MDA-ID-01340, N01CN05127
Study First Received: April 9, 2002
Last Updated: May 2, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration
United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Endometrial Neoplasms
Medroxyprogesterone
Medroxyprogesterone Acetate
Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary Nonpolyposis
Uterine Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Uterine Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplastic Syndromes, Hereditary
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
DNA Repair-Deficiency Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Estradiol
Polyestradiol phosphate
Ethinyl Estradiol
Estradiol valerate
Estradiol 17 beta-cypionate
Estradiol 3-benzoate
Norgestrel

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