Screening Women at High Genetic Risk for Ovarian Cancer
RATIONALE: Screening tests may help doctors detect cancer cells early and plan more effective treatment for ovarian cancer.
PURPOSE: Screening trial to determine the best procedure to detect ovarian cancer in women who have a high genetic risk for developing ovarian cancer.
Other: cytology specimen collection procedure
Procedure: annual screening
Procedure: comparison of screening methods
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Screening|
|Official Title:||The UK Familial Ovarian Cancer Screening Study|
|Study Start Date:||September 2000|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2010|
- Determine an optimal screening procedure for ovarian cancer, in terms of the most appropriate screening test, criteria for interpretation of results, and screening intervals, in women at high genetic risk for developing ovarian cancer.
- Determine the physical morbidity and the resource implications associated with ovarian cancer screening in these women.
- Assess the feasibility of screening this high-risk population in terms of compliance rates.
OUTLINE: Patients undergo transvaginal ultrasonography of the ovaries (scheduled for the early follicular phase, day 3-6 of the menstrual cycle) and CA 125 measurement annually. Blood samples are collected every 4 months for analysis of CA 125 levels and novel markers.
Peer Reviewed and Funded or Endorsed by Cancer Research UK
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 5,000 patients will be accrued for this study.
|Institute of Child Health|
|London, England, United Kingdom, WC1N 1EH|
|Saint Bartholomew's Hospital|
|London, England, United Kingdom, EC1A 7BE|
|Study Chair:||James Mackay, MD, MA, FRCP, FRCPE||Institute of Child Health|