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Cervical Cancer Screening Project Part C

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified May 2014 by Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota Identifier:
First received: April 10, 2012
Last updated: May 15, 2014
Last verified: May 2014
This proposal has been developed through collaboration between the University of Minnesota and New American Community Services (NACS), and the research design is based on a needs assessment conducted by the community partner. The investigators will test the hypotheses that women who are offered home vaginal bio-specimen collection will have higher rate of cervical cancer screening completion than that of women referred for clinic-based Pap test. All participants will be given identical education materials on cervical cancer screening and HPV, currently in use by the Minnesota Sage Program.

Cervical Cancer

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Minnesota Community Networks Center for Eliminating Cancer Disparities: Cervical Cancer Screening Project Part C Quantitative

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of home vaginal bio-specimen collections compared to standard clinic-based Pap test [ Time Frame: Within 3 months after Enrollment ]
    The main outcome will be successful completion of cervical cancer screening by 3 months after enrollment. For the Home Vaginal Biospecimen Collection Group, completion is defined as return of the HPV DNA self-sampling kit by the patient, with a sample suitable for laboratory analysis. In the Clinic Pap Test Group, completion is defined by documentation of Pap test result.

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Home based or clinic based HPV test (Pap) collection

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: June 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Home Based Vaginal Collection
Somali women who are randomized for Home based Vaginal Collection will be given a kit to perform the vaginal sample collection for HPV analysis, with detailed written instructions.
Clinic Based Pap Test Collection
30 Somali women who are randomized for Standard Clinic Pap Group will be given a list of clinics that they can attend for cervical cancer screening using pap test. Follow-up will be done on test completion with the clinic at 3 months after enrollment.

Detailed Description:
The trial will pilot text a protocol for home vaginal bio-specimen collection for human papillomavirus (HPV) testing for cervical cancer screening. The main objective is to estimate the successful screening completion rate among a sample of Somali women who have not undergone cervical cancer screening for three or more years. Women will be randomized to either home vaginal bio-specimen collection or referral to undergo a clinic-based Pap test.

Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Somali female - Participants may speak Somali or English as their primary language.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Somali female age 25-70 years

    • have lived in the U.S. 10 years or less
    • have not had a Pap test (by self report) in the last 3 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Women with a self reported past history of any of the following will not be eligible:

    • total hysterectomy
    • cervical cancer
    • active history of cervical dysplasia
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01575444

Contact: Rahel Ghebre, M.D. 612-626-5939

United States, Minnesota
Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota Recruiting
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55455
Contact: Rahel Ghebre, M.D.    612-626-5339   
Principal Investigator: Rahel Ghebre, M.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
Principal Investigator: Rahel Ghebre, M.D. Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
  More Information

Responsible Party: Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota Identifier: NCT01575444     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2010NTLS097
Study First Received: April 10, 2012
Last Updated: May 15, 2014

Keywords provided by Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota:
Pap test
HPV testing
cervical cancer

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 25, 2017