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Biologic Predictors of Leiomyoma Treatment Outcomes

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Elizabeth A. Stewart, Mayo Clinic Identifier:
First received: August 14, 2013
Last updated: March 23, 2017
Last verified: March 2017
The purpose of this study is to search for the hereditary (genetic) causes of uterine fibroids. Some women with uterine fibroids may have one or more genes that make them more likely to develop uterine fibroids. We are trying to identify these genes to better understand how and why uterine fibroids develop and to design better treatment options for women with uterine fibroids. This information may also help us to understand and treat other problems that may be caused by these genes.

Condition Intervention
Uterine Leiomyomas Fibroids Uterine Fibroids Myomas Genetic: DNA analysis Other: Hormonal analysis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Biologic Predictors of Leiomyoma Treatment Outcomes

Further study details as provided by Elizabeth A. Stewart, Mayo Clinic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Analyze environmental exposures and genetic predisposition among women exhibiting disease manifestations of uterine fibroids. [ Time Frame: baseline ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Serum aliquots and genomic DNA samples will be collected, processed and stored in the Biospecimen Accessioning Processing (BAP) lab at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Enrollment: 38
Study Start Date: August 2009
Study Completion Date: May 26, 2015
Primary Completion Date: May 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Females with uterine fibroids
Participants will be females age of 18 or older who have be diagnosed with uterine leiomyoma. Study Subjects will be asked if mothers or siblings also have diagnosis of uterine leoimyoma (either past or present diagnosis) and these family members will be invited to participate in this trial. All participants will provide blood samples for serum aliquots for hormonal analysis and genomic DNA analysis, and will answer a baseline genetic epidemiology questionnaire.
Genetic: DNA analysis
At a future time DNA analysis will be performed
Other: Hormonal analysis
Participants will provide blood samples so that hormonal factors that influence outcomes of leiomyoma treatments can be assayed.

Detailed Description:
There is little information to predict outcomes of leiomyoma therapies. It is clear that both environmental exposures and genetic predisposition influence disease manifestations. Our work has identified a new area of genetic linkage for leiomyomas from a genome wide scan. We therefore propose to prospectively collect biologic samples that will allow us to analyze gene/environment interactions of women enrolled in leiomyoma clinical trials or undergoing leiomyoma clinical treatments using the same methodology used previously. Specifically we will collect serum aliquots, genomic DNA and information using a genetic epidemiology questionnaire. In the short term we will also be able to use prospectively obtained information on epidemiologic and anthropomorphic data to characterize women undergoing treatment.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 99 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients will be enrolled at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. These patients will either be enrolled in leiomyoma clinical trials or undergoing leiomyoma clinical treatment.

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Able and willing to give consent
  2. Age 18 or older
  3. Presence of known uterine leiomyoma

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Suspected malignancy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01936493

United States, Minnesota
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
Sponsors and Collaborators
Elizabeth A. Stewart
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth A. Stewart, M.D. Mayo Clinic - Rochester, Minnesota
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Elizabeth A. Stewart, Professor of Obstetrics-Gynecology, Mayo Clinic Identifier: NCT01936493     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09-003657
Study First Received: August 14, 2013
Last Updated: March 23, 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by Elizabeth A. Stewart, Mayo Clinic:
Uterine leiomyomas (fibroids or myomas)
Uterine fibroids
Uterine leiomyomas

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms, Muscle Tissue
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Connective Tissue
Connective Tissue Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017