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Perioperative Morbidity in Gyneco-oncology According to the Procedure : Coelioscopy Versus Robot-assisted Coelioscopy (ROBO-GYN)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01247779
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : November 24, 2010
Last Update Posted : July 21, 2017
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to compare perioperative morbidity of coelioscopy versus robot-assisted coelioscopy in cervical cancer, uterus cancer and ovarian cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Cervical Cancer Uterus Cancer Ovarian Cancer Procedure: gynecologic surgery - standard coelioscopy Procedure: gynecologic surgery - robot assisted coelioscopy

Detailed Description:

Laparoscopic surgery, also called minimally invasive surgery (MIS), is a surgical method less invasive than classical laparoscopic open procedure. Particularly, MIS is used for resection of some gynecological cancer such as endometrial cancer, cervical cancer or ovarian cancer. Several studies demonstrated that MIS induce less surgical complications (bleeding, infections, post-operative pains...), shorter hospitalization time, earlier recovery of activity and better quality of life than laparoscopic open procedure.

However, MIS is the selected method in only 9 to 25 % of gynecologic cancer surgery in France. This is likely due to the longer learning curve of MIS compared to laparoscopic open procedure.

In 2001 the FDA allowed the use of robot assisted laparoscopic surgery (RALS). This technique adds some advantage to laparoscopic surgery. Indeed, surgeon operates with better precision while seated comfortably at a computer console viewing a 3-D image of the surgical field. Moreover learning curve of RALS is shorter than MIS. Comparative studies between RALS and MIS demonstrate an equivalence of these techniques for operation length and bleeding. However for surgery linked complications and time for recovery of activity, RALS had better results than MIS.

Despite its expensive cost, RALS is now commonly used in North America (90% of prostatectomy and 40% of cancer linked hysterectomy). However RALS need to be evaluated in a randomized clinical trial before it's acceptation in gyneco-oncology in France.

Thus, the purpose of the ROBOGYN clinical trial is to compare clinical benefit of RALS and MIS in a randomized study for patients with cancer of cervix, uterus or ovary.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 386 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Assessment of Perioperative Morbidity in Gyneco-oncology According to the Surgical Approach : Coelioscopy Versus Robot-assisted Coelioscopy
Actual Study Start Date : December 2010
Primary Completion Date : May 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2017

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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Standard Coelioscopy
gynecologic surgery - standard coelioscopy
Procedure: gynecologic surgery - standard coelioscopy
lymphadenectomy; hysterectomy; nerve sparing; enlarged trachelectomy; omentectomy; appendicectomy; pelvectomy
Experimental: Robot-assisted coelioscopy
gynecologic surgery - robot assisted coelioscopy
Procedure: gynecologic surgery - robot assisted coelioscopy
lymphadenectomy; hysterectomy; nerve sparing; enlarged trachelectomy; omentectomy; appendicectomy; pelvectomy

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Perioperative morbidity at six months [ Time Frame: six months after surgery ]
    To estimate the rate of complications within the first six months after surgery, according to the Clavien-Dindo and NCI CTCAE-v4.0 grading scales

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Anesthesic and ventilator parameters [ Time Frame: every 30 min during the surgery ]
    Description of anesthesic and ventilator parameters

  2. Post-operative analgesia [ Time Frame: at 24h, 48h after sugery and until discharge ]
    collect of antalgic treatments

  3. Surgeon's ergonomy [ Time Frame: every hour during surgery (Borg scale), and at the end of intervention (NASA-TLX scale) ]
    according to Borg and NASA-TLX scales

  4. Quality of Life [ Time Frame: until 2 years after surgery ]
    according to SF-36 questionnaire

  5. Description of surgical procedures [ Time Frame: during surgery ]
    operative time (overall intervention, incision or "skin-to-skin", robot).

  6. Progression-free survival [ Time Frame: until 2 years after surgery ]
    delay between the date of randomization and the date of the following event: local relapse, regional relapse, metastasis or death.

  7. Anatomopathology [ Time Frame: during surgery ]
    rate of exeresis with histologically healthy resection margins (R0), number of lymph nodes removed.

Eligibility Criteria

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patient with uterus cancer depending on hysterectomy ± pelvic lymphadenectomy or a restadification
  • patient with cervical cancer depending on enlarged colpo-hysterectomy ± pelvic lymphadenectomy or a surgery after concomitant radiochemotherapy, or lombo aortic lymphadenectomy for a locally advanced cancer, or a restadification
  • patient with cervical cancer depending on a restadification
  • patient aged over 18 years
  • previous antitumor treatment allowed but necessarily disrupted 20 days before inclusion
  • WHO score equal or inferior to 3
  • cirrhosis-related Child-Pugh score under or equal to A7 are allowed
  • life expectancy equal or superior to 12 weeks
  • patient affiliated to health insurance
  • dated and signed informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • metastatic disease
  • pregnant or breastfeeding woman
  • patient unable to proceed follow-up visit, because of geographic, social or mental reasons
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01247779

CHU Bordeaux, Hôpital Saint-André
Bordeaux, France, 33300
Polyclinique Bordeaux Nord Aquitaine
Bordeaux, France, 33300
Centre Oscar Lambret
Lille, France, 59000
CHRU Lille, Hôpital Jeanne de Flandres
Lille, France, 59037
CHU Limoges
Limoges, France, 87042
Institut Paoli Calmette
Marseille, France, 13009
CHU Nîmes
Nimes, France, 30029
Polyclinique KenVal
Nimes, France, 30900
Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou
Paris, France, 75015
Polyclinique Courlancy
Reims, France, 51100
Centre hospitalier de Roubaix
Roubaix, France, 59056
Institut de Cancérologie de l'Ouest Site René Gauducheau
St HERBLAIN, France, 44805
Institut Claudius Regaud
Toulouse, France, 31052
CHU Rangueil
Toulouse, France, 31059
CHRU de Tours
Tours, France, 37044
Centre Hospitalier de Valenciennes
Valenciennes, France, 59322
Centre Alexis Vautrin
Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France, 54511
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centre Oscar Lambret
CRG : Groupe Francophone de Chirurgie Robotique en Gynécologie
Principal Investigator: Fabrice NARDUCCI, MD Centre Oscar Lambret, Lille
Study Director: Eric LAMBAUDIE, MD Institut Paoli-Calmettes
More Information

Responsible Party: Centre Oscar Lambret
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01247779     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ROBOGYN - 1004
2010-A00605-34 ( Other Identifier: IDRCB Number (ANSM_DEDIM) )
First Posted: November 24, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 21, 2017
Last Verified: July 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by Centre Oscar Lambret:

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