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Treatment of Endometrial Cancer

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Frederick R. Ueland, M.D., University of Kentucky Identifier:
First received: January 13, 2012
Last updated: January 9, 2017
Last verified: October 2016
Complete pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy performed at the time of primary surgical staging for endometrial cancer increases operative time and surgical morbidity, but appears to be necessary in most high grade and deeply invasive cancers. To date, the Mayo Clinic approach has not been reproduced, and the investigators propose to validate their algorithm at the University of Kentucky utilizing intra-operative consultation (IOC). The preliminary data at the University of Kentucky for IOC and endometrial cancer outcomes suggest that the investigators are well-suited to perform this investigation. A surgical approach that is tailored to the patient's cancer biology is rational, supported by the recent literature, and medically compelling since the co-morbidities of many obese, low-risk EC patients put them at significantly increased perioperative risk for complete lymphadenectomy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Endometrial Cancer
Procedure: Lymphadenectomy
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Treatment of Endometrial Cancer Utilizing Pathology Intraoperative Consultation to Determine Extent of Surgical Staging

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Further study details as provided by University of Kentucky:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Recurrence-free survival [ Time Frame: 24 months ]
    Recurrence-free survival rates in low-risk and high-risk subgroups of patients with endometrial cancer as classified by the use of pathology intraoperative consultation (IOC).

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: January 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Low-risk for nodal involvement
No lymphadenectomy recommended
Experimental: High-risk for nodal involvement
Lymphadenectomy recommended, including: obturator, iliac (internal, external, common) and aortic lymph nodes
Procedure: Lymphadenectomy
Lymphadenectomy recommended, including: obturator, iliac (internal, external, common) and aortic lymph nodes


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients must be surgical candidates for complete hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and pelvic and aortic lymphadenectomy.
  • Patients must have a histologically confirmed diagnosis of endometrial cancer and no clinical evidence of extra-uterine disease on preoperative evaluation.
  • Preoperative evaluation to rule-out extra-uterine disease may include CT scan, MRI, or ultrasound. Preoperative imaging is not mandatory for study enrollment.
  • Patients may have received prior systemic chemotherapy. Such therapy must have been completed at least 5 years prior to study entry and the patient has no evidence of disease subsequent to such therapy. Patients must not have received neoadjuvant chemotherapy for the present disease.
  • Patients must have GOG performance status 0, 1, or 2.
  • Patients must have an estimated survival greater than or equal to 3 months
  • Patients who have met the pre-entry requirements specified in Section 7.0.
  • Patients must have signed an approved informed consent and HIPAA authorization.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with clinical evidence of disease beyond the uterus, including presence of suspicious aortic or inguinal nodes on imaging or clinical exam.
  • Patients who have received previous vaginal, pelvic, or abdominal irradiation.
  • Patients who received chemotherapy directed at the present disease.
  • Patients who have circumstances that will not permit completion of this study or the required follow-up.
  • Patients with renal abnormalities, such as pelvic kidney, horseshoe kidney, or renal transplantation, that would require modification of surgical lymph node assessments.
  • Patients with a history of other invasive malignancies, with the exception of non-melanoma skin cancer within the last five years.
  • Patients with GOG Performance Grade of 3 or 4.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01512810

United States, Kentucky
University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center
Lexington, Kentucky, United States, 40536
Sponsors and Collaborators
Frederick R. Ueland, M.D.
Principal Investigator: Frederick Ueland, M.D. Lucille P. Markey Cancer Center at University of Kentucky
  More Information

Responsible Party: Frederick R. Ueland, M.D., Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Kentucky Identifier: NCT01512810     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11-GYN-130-MCC
Study First Received: January 13, 2012
Last Updated: January 9, 2017

Keywords provided by University of Kentucky:
Intraoperative Consultation

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 April 25, 2017