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Screening Women at High Genetic Risk for Ovarian Cancer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00033488
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted : December 18, 2013
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Study Description
Brief Summary:

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.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Ovarian Cancer Other: cytology specimen collection procedure Procedure: annual screening Procedure: comparison of screening methods

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES:

  • 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.


Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 5000 participants
Primary Purpose: Screening
Official Title: The UK Familial Ovarian Cancer Screening Study
Study Start Date : September 2000
Study Completion Date : March 2010

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Ovarian Cancer
U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions


Outcome Measures

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   35 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • First-degree relative (mother, sister, or daughter) of an affected member of a high-risk family defined as one of the following:

    • Family containing 2 or more individuals with ovarian cancer who are connected by first-degree relationships
    • Family containing 1 individual with ovarian cancer and 1 individual with breast cancer and under 50 years of age at the time of diagnosis who are connected by first-degree relationships
    • Family containing 1 individual with ovarian cancer and 2 individuals with breast cancer and under 60 years of age at the time of diagnosis who are connected by first-degree relationships
    • Family containing an affected individual with a mutation of one of the known ovarian cancer predisposing genes
    • Family containing 3 individuals with colorectal cancer with at least 1 individual under 50 years of age at time of diagnosis and 1 individual with ovarian cancer who are connected by first-degree relationships
    • Families where affected relatives are related by second-degree relationships through an unaffected intervening male relative who has an affected daughter are allowed

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age:

  • 35 and over

Performance status:

  • Not specified

Life expectancy:

  • Not specified

Hematopoietic:

  • Not specified

Hepatic:

  • Not specified

Renal:

  • Not specified

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy:

  • Not specified

Chemotherapy:

  • Not specified

Endocrine therapy:

  • Not specified

Radiotherapy:

  • Not specified

Surgery:

  • No prior bilateral oophorectomy

Other:

  • No concurrent participation in other ovarian cancer screening trials
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00033488


Locations
United Kingdom
Saint Bartholomew's Hospital
London, England, United Kingdom, EC1A 7BE
Institute of Child Health
London, England, United Kingdom, WC1N 1EH
Sponsors and Collaborators
University College London Hospitals
Investigators
Study Chair: James Mackay, MD, MA, FRCP, FRCPE Institute of Child Health
More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00033488     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000069292
UKFOCSS
CRCA-FOCS
EU-20044
First Posted: January 27, 2003    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 18, 2013
Last Verified: June 2007

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
ovarian epithelial cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ovarian Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Gonadal Disorders