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P16 Staining as Prognostic Biomarker in Serous Papillary Endometrial Cancer

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Rambam Health Care Campus Identifier:
First received: December 15, 2010
Last updated: December 26, 2010
Last verified: November 2010

P16 is a tumor suppressor protein implicated in serous papillary endometrial carcinoma. Evidence from previous trials indicates that it may be used as a diagnostic biomarker distinguishing this disease from endometrioid endometrial cancer. Additional evidence points to its prognostic value.

The current study will evaluate p16 both as a diagnostic tool for serous papillary endometrial cancer and as a prognostic biomarker.

following anonymization, histology blocks will be microtomed and stained for P16 and P53 proteins.

Blocks from endometrioid endometrial cancer will be used as a control group.

Condition Intervention
Serous Papillary Endometrial Cancer Other: no intervention

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Expression of the P16 Protein in Serous Papillary Endometrial Cancer, and Its Clinical and Prognostic Significance

Further study details as provided by Rambam Health Care Campus:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall survival [ Time Frame: last followup (2-10 years) ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • progression free survival [ Time Frame: Current follow up (2-10 years) ]
  • correlation of P16 stain with histological diagnosis [ Time Frame: at last follow up (2-10 years) ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

Existing paraffin pathology blocks in hospital's library were used. Remainder of material was returned to the library.

No identifying features were retained or attached to specimens.

Enrollment: 62
Study Start Date: July 2010
Primary Completion Date: November 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Serous papillary endometrial ca patients
30 patients diagnosed with SP endometrial ca
Other: no intervention
Endometrioid endometrial ca
32 patients diagnosed with Endometrioid endometrial ca
Other: no intervention


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
women diagnosed with endometrial cancer, having undergone surgery and having received chemotherapy in our institution.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • diagnosis of endometrial cancer
  • histology block exists in hospital's library

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01267357

Rambam Medical Center
Haifa, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rambam Health Care Campus
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Itamar Netzer, Rambam Medical Center Identifier: NCT01267357     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 230CTIL
Study First Received: December 15, 2010
Last Updated: December 26, 2010

Keywords provided by Rambam Health Care Campus:
Serous Papillary Endometrial Cancer
Endometrioid endometrial cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Endometrial Neoplasms
Uterine Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Uterine Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female processed this record on August 18, 2017