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Cancer Driving Mutations in Endometriosis Lesions and Development of Progesterone Resistance

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03756480
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : November 28, 2018
Last Update Posted : August 8, 2022
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Johns Hopkins University

Brief Summary:
This study will test the hypothesis that the molecular changes present in ectopic endometriosis lesions correlate with progesterone-resistant disease (using the criteria defined in this study) and are present in matched eutopic endometrium.

Condition or disease
Endometriosis Endometrial Diseases

Detailed Description:

Tissues from 100 patients with endometriosis will be analyzed with droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) targeted sequencing and responders (n=50) will be compared to non-responders (n=50) after controlling confounding factors.

From a subset of the 100 cases, whole exome sequencing (WES) and Methylation-Specific PCR (MSP)-based methylation profiling on microdissected epithelium and stroma will be performed in matched eutopic and ectopic tissues from 20 patients with known cancer-associated mutations or 20 controls.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 135 participants
Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Prospective Clinical Study of the Relationship Between Cancer Driving Mutations Found in Endometriotic Implants and the Development of Progesterone Resistance
Actual Study Start Date : October 1, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 1, 2026
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 1, 2026

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MedlinePlus related topics: Endometriosis

Case Group

Clinical or surgical diagnosis of Endometriosis, patients undergoing surgical management

100 participants

Control Group

No diagnosis of Endometriosis, Patients undergoing Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation

35 participants

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of somatic cancer driver mutations in progesterone-resistant versus progesterone-sensitive endometriosis lesions. [ Time Frame: Six month ]
    Digital droplet PCR will be used to identify somatic cancer-driver mutations with the presence of at least one of KRAS or ARID1A or PIK3CA or PPP2R1A cancer-driver mutations to assess any difference between progesterone-resistant endometriosis and progesterone-sensitive endometriosis.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of cancer driver mutations in eutopic versus ectopic endometrial tissue in control versus diseased subjects [ Time Frame: Six month ]
    Whole exome sequencing in a subset of patients with progesterone-resistant disease and controls will be done using TruSeq Amplicon Cancer Panel (Illumina) to assess the number of cancer driver mutations.

  2. Difference in DNA methylation PCR profile of endometriotic lesions in ectopic versus eutopic endometrium in control versus diseased subjects. [ Time Frame: One month ]
    DNA methylation profile of eutopic and ectopic endometrial tissue for cases and controls will be done using Raw Illumina 450K methylation array to assess for any difference.

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Endometrial tissue from ectopic and eutopic sites and blood sample.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Women between the ages of 18-45 undergoing surgical management for endometriosis as cases and women between ages of 18-45 years undergoing elective tubal ligation and no diagnosis of endometriosis.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Signed informed consent.
  • Gender: female.
  • Age: 18-45 years at the time of signing consent.
  • Clinical or surgical diagnosis of endometriosis undergoing laparoscopy.
  • Controls may not have clinical or surgical diagnosis of endometriosis.
  • Regular menstrual cycles.
  • BMI between 18-40 kg/m2.
  • Sexually active or have had a previous vaginal exam that used a speculum.
  • English speaking

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Use of any kind of steroidal therapy including oral contraceptives, Norplant, estrogen replacement/supplemental therapy, androgens (Danazol, Cyclomen, Danocrine, testosterone) or progesterone. She may not be taking or be on Celebrex.
  • Pregnant.
  • Presence of pelvic infection.
  • Mullerian anomalies with absence of a cervix.
  • History of cancer of the reproductive tract.
  • Presence of undiagnosed uterine bleeding.
  • Treatment with intrauterine device (IUD) or progestin-containing intrauterine device.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03756480

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Contact: James Segars, MD, FACOG 410-614-2000 jsegars2@jhmi.edu
Contact: Bhuchitra Singh, MD, MPH, MS 410-955-6771 bsingh10@jhmi.edu

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United States, Connecticut
Yale School of Medicine Recruiting
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06510
Contact: Hugh Taylor, MD         
Contact: Luisa Coraluzzi, BSN    203-785-2164    luisa.coraluzzi@yale.edu   
United States, Maryland
Johns Hopkins Hospital Recruiting
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21218
Sub-Investigator: Ie Ming Shih, MD, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Tian-Li Wang, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Maria Facadio Antero, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Bhuchitra Singh, MD, MPH, MS         
United States, Tennessee
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Recruiting
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232
Contact: Kaylon Bruner-Tran, PhD         
Contact: Kevin Osteen, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Johns Hopkins University
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
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Principal Investigator: James Segars, MD, FACOG Professor
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Responsible Party: Johns Hopkins University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03756480    
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB00188129
R01HD096147 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: November 28, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 8, 2022
Last Verified: August 2022
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Johns Hopkins University:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Uterine Diseases