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Immunevasion of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in Vulvar Intraepithelial Neoplasia 2/3 and Anogenital Warts and Efficiency and Mechanisms of Imiquimod Treatment

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Stephan Polterauer, Medical University of Vienna Identifier:
First received: July 16, 2009
Last updated: June 14, 2015
Last verified: June 2015
The occurance and clinical course of human papillomavirus (HPV)-induced lesions is largely determined by the nature of the cellular immune defense generated. Even tough both genital warts and vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN) are HPV-associated genital lesions they differ in their risk of malignant progression. Imiquimod (IMQ) is a topically applied Toll-like receptor (TLR) 7 agonist that has been approved for the treatment of superficial (pre-) carcinomas of the skin (basal cell carcinomas, actinic keratosis) and HPV-associated lesions (genital warts). It acts by activation of the immune system exerting anti-tumor and anti-viral properties. The aim of the study is to evaluate the mechanisms of IMQ treatment and to analyze the differences in HPV-affected and non affected tissue at cellular and molecular level as determined by immunofluorescence stainings and real time PCR, respectively.

Condition Intervention Phase
HPV Drug: Imiquimod Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Explorative, Single Center and Controlled Study to Analyze the Immune Escape Mechanisms of HPV-associated Lesions and to Evaluate the Efficiency and Mechanisms of Imiquimod Treatment of Vulvar Intraepithelial Neoplasias 2/3 (VIN) and Anogenital Warts

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Further study details as provided by Stephan Polterauer, Medical University of Vienna:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Analysis of Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Imiquimod tretament and differences in HPV afeected and non affected tissue at cellular and molecular level [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of histological and clinical response to therapy after 16 weeks of IMQ therapy [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ]

Enrollment: 5
Study Start Date: December 2008
Study Completion Date: May 2010
Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: Imiquimod
    Local Imiquimod three times weekly for 16 weeks
    Other Name: Aldara

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female patients with histologically proven Vulvar Intraepithelial Neoplasia 2/3 and/or anogenital Condyloma acuminata
  • Age 18-50
  • Informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Malignancy
  • Pregnancy
  • Therapeutic Immunosupression
  • Severe systemic dermatologic disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00941811

Stephan Polterauer
Vienna, Austria, A-1090
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical University of Vienna
Principal Investigator: Georg Stingl, Prof. Medical University of Vienna
  More Information

Responsible Party: Stephan Polterauer, md, Medical University of Vienna Identifier: NCT00941811     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: _1.0
ISRCTN: 2008-004893-42
Study First Received: July 16, 2009
Last Updated: June 14, 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma in Situ
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents
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