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Studying the Physical Function and Quality of Life Before and After Surgery in Patients With Stage I Cervical Cancer

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified July 2015 by Gynecologic Oncology Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Gynecologic Oncology Group Identifier:
First received: July 21, 2012
Last updated: July 13, 2015
Last verified: July 2015
This trial studies the physical function and quality-of-life before and after surgery in patients with stage I cervical cancer. Studying quality-of-life in patients undergoing surgery for cervical cancer may help determine the intermediate-term and long-term effects of surgery.

Condition Intervention
Cervical Adenocarcinoma
Cervical Adenosquamous Carcinoma
Cervical Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Sexual Dysfunction and Infertility
Stage IA Cervical Cancer
Stage IB Cervical Cancer
Procedure: Conization
Procedure: Loop Electrosurgical Excision
Other: Quality-of-Life Assessment
Other: Questionnaire Administration

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Evaluation of Physical Function and Quality of Life (QOL) Before and After Non-Radical Surgical Therapy (Extra Fascial Hysterectomy or Cone Biopsy With Pelvic Lymphadenectomy) for Stage IA1 (LVSI+) and IA2-IB1 (=/<2CM) Cervical Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Gynecologic Oncology Group:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in bladder and bowel function score based on supplemental bladder and bowel (SBB) questions plus 4 items from the FACT-Cx (3 bladder and 1 bowel question) [ Time Frame: Baseline to 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change in sexual function and activity based on FSFI (19 items) score plus 2 PROMIS screener items [ Time Frame: Baseline to 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Lymphedema based on CLQ score [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Maximum grade and duration of severe adverse events associated with bladder, bowel, and sexual dysfunction and lymphedema (LE) according to Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) version 4.0 [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years after non-radical surgical procedure ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in cancer worries based on IES score [ Time Frame: Baseline to 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change in overall QOL based on FACT-Cx (15 items) score [ Time Frame: Baseline to 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change in reproductive concerns based on RCS (14 items) score [ Time Frame: Baseline to 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Maximum grade of treatment-related adverse events according to CTCAE v 4.0 [ Time Frame: Up to 30 days after surgical procedure ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Overall survival [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Recurrence-free survival [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Site of first recurrence, classified as either local (pelvis regions, including vaginal) or distant (abdomen, lung, bone, brain, and other) [ Time Frame: Up to 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 600
Study Start Date: October 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Treatment (cone biopsy, LEEP)
Patients undergo cone biopsy with pelvic lymphadenectomy or simple hysterectomy with pelvic lymphadenectomy.
Procedure: Conization
Undergo biopsy
Other Names:
  • cone biopsy
  • Cone Biopsy of Cervix
  • Conization of Cervix
  • Conization of Uterine Cervix
Procedure: Loop Electrosurgical Excision
Undergo LEEP
Other Names:
  • LEEP
  • Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure
  • loop excision
Other: Quality-of-Life Assessment
Ancillary studies
Other Name: Quality of Life Assessment
Other: Questionnaire Administration
Ancillary studies

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient must consent for the appropriate surgery
  • Patients with a histologic diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, or adenosquamous cell carcinoma of the cervix, stage IA1 (lymph-vascular space invasion [LVSI]+), IA2, and IB1 (tumor size [maximum visible or palpable]) =< 2 cm), any grade
  • All patients must have undergone a cone biopsy or loop electrosurgical excision procedure (loop electrosurgical excision [LEEP]) and had negative margins for carcinoma and high-grade dysplasia; depth of invasion must be =< 10 mm
  • Patients must have no evidence of metastasis on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) scan of the pelvis and chest imaging
  • Patients who have met the pre-entry requirements
  • Patients must have signed an approved informed consent and authorization permitting release of personal health information
  • Patient must have Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) performance status of 0, 1, or 2

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with Stage IA1 disease who are LVSI negative
  • Patients with Stage IB1 with tumor size (maximum visible or palpable) > 2 cm
  • Patients with >= stage IB2 disease
  • Patients with clear cell or neuroendocrine cell types
  • Patients with depth of invasion > 10mm on first cone biopsy (or LEEP)
  • Patients with a history of other invasive malignancies, with the exception of non-melanoma skin cancer, are excluded if there is any evidence of other malignancy being present within the last five years; patients are also excluded if their previous cancer treatment contraindicates this protocol therapy
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01649089

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Gynecologic Oncology Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Allan Covens Gynecologic Oncology Group
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Responsible Party: Gynecologic Oncology Group Identifier: NCT01649089     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GOG-0278  NCI-2012-01990  CDR0000737208  GOG-0278  GOG-0278  GOG-0278  U10CA101165  UG1CA189867 
Study First Received: July 21, 2012
Last Updated: July 13, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Adenosquamous
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Lymphatic Diseases
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms, Complex and Mixed
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Squamous Cell
Urogenital Neoplasms
Uterine Cervical Diseases
Uterine Diseases
Uterine Neoplasms processed this record on February 08, 2016