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Pelvic Exenteration in Treating Patients With Recurrent Cervical Cancer

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00217633
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 22, 2005
Last Update Posted : May 29, 2015
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Gynecologic Oncology Group

Brief Summary:
This phase II trial is studying how well pelvic exenteration works in treating patients with recurrent cervical cancer. Pelvic exenteration may be effective in treating recurrent cervical cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cervical Adenocarcinoma Cervical Adenosquamous Carcinoma Cervical Small Cell Carcinoma Cervical Squamous Cell Carcinoma Recurrent Cervical Carcinoma Procedure: Conventional Surgery Phase 2

Detailed Description:


I. Correlate progression-free survival and overall survival with tumor size, time interval between primary cancer management and pelvic exenteration, and presence or absence of pelvic sidewall fixation by clinical examination in patients with recurrent cervical cancer treated with pelvic exenteration.


I. Determine quality of life of patients treated with this procedure. II. Correlate quality of life with reconstructive technique (e.g., no ostomy or ≥ 1 ostomy) in patients treated with this procedure.


Patients undergo pelvic exenteration within 14 days after study entry. Quality of life is assessed at baseline and at 6, 12, and 24 months after surgery. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed within 30 days, every 3 months for 2 years, every 6 months for 3 years, and then annually thereafter.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 38 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Prospective Evaluation of Pelvic Exenteration in Patients With Recurrent Cervical Cancer
Study Start Date : January 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2013

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MedlinePlus related topics: Cervical Cancer

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Treatment (pelvic exenteration)
Patients undergo pelvic exenteration within 14 days after study entry.
Procedure: Conventional Surgery

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall survival [ Time Frame: From entry to protocol to death; or for living patients, the date of last contact, up to 93 years ]
  2. Progression-free survival [ Time Frame: From study entry to date of reappearance or increasing parameters of disease or death, or to date of last contact for patients without disease progression, up to 93 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Impact of surgery therapy (exenteration and reconstructive surgery type) on quality of life assessed by Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Cervix (FACT-CX) [ Time Frame: At baseline, 6, 12, and 24 months post exenteration ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of cervical cancer

    • Any histology
    • Documented or suspected central pelvic disease with or without pelvic sidewall fixation from tumor and/or radiation fibrosis
  • Meets 1 of the following stage criteria:

    • Recurrent disease, defined as reappearance of disease after a complete clinical response lasting ≥ 1 month
    • Persistent disease, defined as presence of disease by biopsy ≥ 3 months after completion of primary therapy
  • Must have received prior primary treatment, including any of the following:

    • Surgery with or without post operative radiotherapy with or without chemotherapy
    • Primary radiotherapy with or without chemotherapy
    • Neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by surgery
    • Neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by surgery with or without radiotherapy or chemotherapy
  • Plans to undergo pelvic exenteration to remove the pelvic disease within 14 days after study entry

    • Deemed to be a good surgical candidate

      • No evidence of distant disease or disease that is felt to be unresectable by physical examination
      • Patients with suspicious pelvic or para-aortic nodal disease as the only site(s) of extrapelvic disease are eligible at the discretion of the surgeon
    • Patients whose surgery is planned solely for managing complications (e.g., rectovaginal fistula, vesicovaginal fistula) of disease or prior therapy are not eligible
    • Patients whose surgery is planned as a prophylactic measure due to a slow or suboptimal clinical or radiographical tumor response during the course of primary therapy are not eligible
  • No distant site of metastases by CT scan or MRI of the abdomen/pelvis OR positron-emission tomography
  • No noncervical primary tumor
  • No prior anterior or posterior pelvic exenteration

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00217633

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Gynecologic Oncology Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Principal Investigator: D. McMeekin Gynecologic Oncology Group

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Responsible Party: Gynecologic Oncology Group Identifier: NCT00217633     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GOG-0222
NCI-2009-00593 ( Registry Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trial Reporting Program) )
GOG-0222 ( Other Identifier: Gynecologic Oncology Group )
GOG-0222 ( Other Identifier: CTEP )
U10CA027469 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: September 22, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 29, 2015
Last Verified: May 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Small Cell
Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Carcinoma, Adenosquamous
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Squamous Cell
Uterine Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Uterine Cervical Diseases
Uterine Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Lung Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Neoplasms, Complex and Mixed