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Tissue and Plasma Biomarkers of Lymph Node Involvement in Cervical Cancer

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified November 2016 by Stanford University
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First received: March 1, 2012
Last updated: November 3, 2016
Last verified: November 2016

March 1, 2012
November 3, 2016
February 2012
December 2016   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Biomarkers (genes and proteins) of lymph node involvement [ Time Frame: 4 years ]
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Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01546363 on Archive Site
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Tissue and Plasma Biomarkers of Lymph Node Involvement in Cervical Cancer
Tissue and Plasma Biomarkers of Lymph Node Involvement in Cervical Cancer
The purpose of this study is to measure the levels of serum proteins and other biomarkers in cervical cancer patients. We believe that some of these markers may be useful in selecting patients for specific types of cancer therapies. These markers may also help to predict response to therapy, relapse after therapy, and survival after therapy.


Specific Aim 1: To use gene expression analysis of primary cervical cancers to identify a gene expression signature that predicts for lymph node metastases in this disease.

Specific Aim 2: To predict lymph node metastases by performing multiplex measurements of cancer-associated proteins and cytokines using proximity ligation assay (PLA) on plasma samples.

Specific Aim 3: To measure circulating human papilloma virus (HPV) DNA in the plasma samples of cervical cancer patients using real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) and determine its ability to predict for nodal metastases.

Specific Aim 4: To use deep sequencing to evaluate gene and sequence differences between cervical cancer patients with and without lymph node metastasis.

Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Retention:   Samples With DNA
Blood Tissue
Non-Probability Sample
Recruitment of patients for participation in this study will occur at Stanford Medical Center. All facilities are adequately equipped to meet all study requirements. Patients of this disease type are regularly treated at Stanford Cancer Center. Estimated accrual rates are based on normal patient flow.
Cervical Cancer
Other: Blood draw
  • Validation
    Intervention: Other: Blood draw
  • Testing
    Intervention: Other: Blood draw
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
December 2016
December 2016   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must have a known or suspected cervical cancer.
  • Age >=18 years.
  • Patients must have no other active cancer at the time of diagnosis.
  • Patients must have no history of a hysterectomy.
  • Patients must be able to give informed consent.
  • Patients must be willing to undergo a biopsy of the cervical tumor to provide tissue for the study.
  • Patients must have completed a standard-of-care FDG-PET/CT prior to initiation of therapy, for assessment of lymph nodes.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Pregnant women

Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Contact: Dylann Fujimoto 650-723-8843
United States
SU-03012012-9208 ( Other Identifier: Stanford University )
23080 ( Other Identifier: Stanford IRB )
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Stanford University
Stanford University
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Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Kidd, MD Stanford University
Stanford University
November 2016

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