A Study to Identify Markers in Blood and Tissue of HPV Clearance

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 9, 2008
Last Update Posted : August 5, 2011
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University of Alabama at Birmingham

Brief Summary:
This is a research study looking at gene characteristics in blood and Pap smear samples in hopes of identifying markers that will predict if the HPV infection is present or not.

Condition or disease
HPV Infections

Detailed Description:
Because infection with high-risk human papillomavirus is a necessary cause of cervical cancer, HPV testing has many potential uses in cervical cancer screening. Unfortunately, like cytology, it suffers from a lack of specificity when used for population-based screening. Given that HPV testing detects more cases of CIN3+ than cytology and that it would probably be more practical in developing regions, finding a biomarker that would increase specificity has been the goal for much research on HPV and cervical cancer. The goal of this study is to explore potential predictors of viral clearance, specifically RNA levels of candidate genes in cervical swabs and host genetic polymorphisms, in the context of genotype-specific infection data.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 197 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Biomarkers of HPV Clearance: A Prospective Study
Study Start Date : January 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2010

HPV positive

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Whole blood, cervical cells

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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
HPV-positive women with biopsy-confirmed CIN 1 or negative biopsies or normal colposcopic findings

Inclusion Criteria:

  • HPV positive

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Negative for HPV

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00711815

United States, Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35205
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Principal Investigator: Warner K Huh, M.D. University of Alabama at Birmingham

Responsible Party: Warner K. Huh, M.D., UAB Identifier: NCT00711815     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: W061101002 (UAB 0626)
20062154 (WIRB)
First Posted: July 9, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 5, 2011
Last Verified: August 2011

Keywords provided by University of Alabama at Birmingham:
Women of the state of Alabama
negative biopsy
normal colposcopy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Papillomavirus Infections
DNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Tumor Virus Infections