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TMMR (Total Mesometrial Resection) Register Study (TMMR-RS)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified May 2015 by University Hospital, Essen
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Paul Buderath, University Hospital, Essen Identifier:
First received: March 19, 2013
Last updated: May 26, 2015
Last verified: May 2015

TMMR/tLNE was shown to result in very low locoregional recurrence rates and low morbidity in surgical treatment of cervical cancer stage IB-IIA without any adjuvant radiotherapy even in high risk situations. More and more this therapeutic strategy is implemented in clinical routine in specialized cancer centres, thus, treatment of cervical cancer could be performed for these stages in a systematically defined and reproducible radicality; adjuvant radiotherapy could be spared for recurrent disease, thus lowering morbidity and resource assignment in primary treatment dramatically. Due to the nerve-sparing character of the procedure bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction would also be minimized and markedly benefit the patient.

This study is designed to follow up the results of this therapeutic concept adapted to clinical routine in a multiinstitutional register study accompanied by detailed assessment of pathological work-up, quality of life and bladder and sexual function following surgery.

Condition Intervention
Cervical Cancer
Procedure: TMMR

Study Type: Observational [Patient Registry]
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 5 Years
Official Title: Register Study: TMMR and Therapeutic Lymphadenectomy According to M.Hoeckel for Treatment of Cervical Cancer FIGO IB-IIA

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Essen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression-free survival [ Time Frame: 60 months ]
    Progression-free survival, defined as time from TMMR to a local or regional relapse, of a distant metastasis or to death of any cause whichever event comes first. Simultaneous occurrence of pelvic and distant metastases is considered as distant but should be documented in detail.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall Survival [ Time Frame: 60 months ]
    Overall survival, defined as time from TMMR to death of any cause; Rate of locoregional relapse and rate of distant metastases at 3 years.

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Sexual and bladder function [ Time Frame: 24 months ]
    Postoperative dysfunction of the bladder/urethra and of psychosexual function, assessed as described in the urogynecological and psychosexual subprotocol

  • Quality of Life [ Time Frame: 60 months ]
    Postoperative Quality of Life as measured by the EORTC-QLQ-C30 questionnaire

Estimated Enrollment: 500
Study Start Date: March 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Patients with cervical cancer Stages IB - IIA treated with TMMR and tLNE
Procedure: TMMR
Radical hysterectomy by Total Mesometrial Resection (TMMR) and therapeutic lymphadenectomy (tLNE)

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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
Patients with cervical cancer Stages IB - IIA treated with TMMR and tLNE.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically proven cervical cancer: squamous cell carcinoma or adenocarcinoma; FIGO stages IB - IIA (preoperatively); Karnofsky-Index ≥ 70; unrestricted operability; BMI <35; age >=18 years.
  • Individual decision for treatment of TMMR and therapeutic LNE without adjuvant radiotherapy by the responsible clinic (clinician) on a clinical routine basis.
  • Informed consent of the patient

Exclusion criteria:

  • Neuroendocrine differentiation and all preoperative FIGO stage IA or >IIA;
  • Distant metastases except in para-aortic lymph nodes; sclerodermia, lupus erythematodes, mixed connective tissue disease; secondary malignancy; previous radiotherapy of the pelvis.
  • Patients with diseases of the connective tissue will be excluded because of unforeseeable (e.g. neurological) symptoms and disorders after surgery. Patients with a BMI ≥ 35 will be excluded because of very high risks regarding wound healing, infections and thrombosis independent on the type of surgery.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01819077

Contact: Rainer Kimmig, Prof. Dr. 00492017232241
Contact: Paul Buderath, Dr. 004920172385293

University Hospital Essen Recruiting
Essen, NRW, Germany, 45122
Contact: Rainer Kimmig, Prof. Dr.    00492017232241   
Contact: Paul Buderath, Dr.    004920172385293   
Principal Investigator: Rainer Kimmig, Prof. Dr.         
Principal Investigator: Paul Buderath, Dr.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Essen
Principal Investigator: Rainer Kimmig, Prof. Dr. University Hospital, Essen
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Paul Buderath, Prof. Dr. med. Rainer Kimmig, University Hospital, Essen Identifier: NCT01819077     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TMMR-RS
Study First Received: March 19, 2013
Last Updated: May 26, 2015

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Essen:
Cervical cancer
therapeutic lymphadenectomy
register study

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 processed this record on May 24, 2017