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Comparison of Screening Tests in Detecting Cervical Neoplasia

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00039312
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted : July 31, 2012
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Screening tests may help doctors detect abnormal cells in the cervix early and plan effective treatment.

PURPOSE: Screening trial to compare different types of screening tests used to detect cervical neoplasia.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cervical Cancer Other: Papanicolaou test Other: cytology specimen collection procedure Procedure: annual screening Procedure: colposcopic biopsy Procedure: comparison of screening methods Not Applicable

Detailed Description:


  • Compare the sensitivity and specificity of primary screening strategies for the detection of cervical intraepithelial or invasive neoplasia.
  • Compare the positive and negative predictive values of these strategies.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to the reason for the visit (general gynecological screening vs colposcopy referral).

  • Stratum 1 (general gynecological screening): Patients undergo Pap smear, visual inspection aided by acetic acid (VIA), a colposcopy, and finally a visual inspection aided by toluidine blue (VIT) followed by an acetic acid wash. A biopsy may be performed at this initial visit. Within 2-3 weeks, patients are notified of results.
  • Stratum 2 (colposcopy referral): Patients undergo Pap smear, VIA, colposcopy, VIT, and possible biopsy as in stratum 1. During the same visit, patients receive histologic evaluation and treatment with See-and-Treat loop electrosurgical excision procedure and/or endocervical curettage.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 600-1,000 patients (300-500 per stratum) will be accrued for this study.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 15 participants
Primary Purpose: Screening
Official Title: Multi-Institutional Prospective Cohort Study For The Comparison Of Different Primary Screening Strategies For The Detection Of Cervical Neoplasia
Study Start Date : December 1999
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2003
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2010

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Cervical Cancer

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria::

  • History of cervical neoplasia
  • Presenting for a well-woman visit, annual Pap smear, or family planning

    • Other gynecological or non-gynecological complaints allowed OR
  • Referred for colposcopy secondary to an abnormal Pap smear
  • Planned screening for cervical cancer
  • Over 18 years of age
  • Prior laser surgery, cryotherapy, or conization or loop electrosurgical excision procedure for cervical neoplasia allowed

Exclusion Criteria:

  • bleeding diathesis
  • pregnant
  • prior hysterectomy
  • concurrent anticoagulants

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00039312

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United States, California
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095-1781
Sponsors and Collaborators
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Study Chair: Christine Holschneider, MD Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Responsible Party: Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00039312    
Other Study ID Numbers: 99-10-034
P30CA016042 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: January 27, 2003    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 31, 2012
Last Verified: July 2012
Keywords provided by Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center:
cervical cancer
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Uterine Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Uterine Cervical Diseases
Uterine Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female