Fludeoxyglucose (FDG) Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) Cervical Heterogenity Imaging Study

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Farrokh Dehdashti, Washington University School of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: May 20, 2009
Last updated: December 7, 2015
Last verified: December 2015

Rationale: Diagnostic procedures, such as positron emission tomography (PET) using fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG), may help determine response to standard cancer therapy in patients with cervical cancer

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the change in cervical tumor heterogenity as measured by FDG-PET/CT imaging.

Condition Intervention
Cervical Cancer
Procedure: Positron Emission Tomography

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Assessment of Changes in Pattern and Magnitude of Tumor FDG Uptake During Chemoradiation as a Predictor of Response to Concurrent Radiation Therapy and Chemotherapy in Patients With Cervical Cancer

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The overall goal of this pilot study is to evaluate the change in cervical tumor FDG heterogeneity and SUVmax during chemoradiation. [ Time Frame: FDG PET/CT imaging is performed at: Baseline, 2 & 4 weeks of therapy, and 3 months after completing therapy ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To correlate changed in FDG heterogeneity and SUVmax with response to therapy. [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 25
Study Start Date: August 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2016
Primary Completion Date: November 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Chemoradiation therapy Procedure: Positron Emission Tomography
FDG PET/CT imaging is performed at baseline, after 2 and 4 weeks of radiation therapy and approximately 3 months after chemoradiation is completed


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 100 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Biopsy-proven cervical cancer. (FIGO stage-Ib2-IVa)
  2. Age ≥ 18
  3. Able to receive chemoradiation therapy with Cisplatin.
  4. Non-pregnant status in women of childbearing potential.
  5. No other active cancer at the time of diagnosis of cervical cancer Patients cannot have received treatment for any malignancy, with the exception of non-melanoma skin cancer, in the past 5 years.
  6. Patients with distant metastatic disease are eligible provided the estimated survival of the patient is at least 1 year.
  7. Scheduled to undergo or have already undergone FDG-PET/CT imaging for clinical staging of cervical cancer at Barnes-Jewish Hospital Clinical PET Facility on a Biograph 40 PET/CT scanner
  8. Able to give informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Age < 18
  2. Patients with a known active malignancy other than cervical carcinoma.
  3. Pregnant and breastfeeding patients.
  4. Subjects whose tumors are not FDG avid on baseline standard of care FDG-PET/CT imaging
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00907140

United States, Missouri
Washington University at St. Louis
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
Sponsors and Collaborators
Washington University School of Medicine
Principal Investigator: Perry W Grigsby, M.D. Washington University at St. Louis
  More Information

Responsible Party: Farrokh Dehdashti, Co-Principal Investigator, Washington University School of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00907140     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 08-0804 
Study First Received: May 20, 2009
Last Updated: December 7, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Washington University School of Medicine:
Cervical Cancer
Positron Emission Tomography

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Neoplasms by Site
Urogenital Neoplasms
Uterine Cervical Diseases
Uterine Diseases
Uterine Neoplasms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on May 03, 2016