Medroxyprogesterone in Treating Patients With Endometrioid Adenocarcinoma of the Uterine Corpus

This study has been completed.
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: July 8, 2003
Last updated: September 16, 2010
Last verified: September 2008

RATIONALE: Hormone therapy using medroxyprogesterone may be effective in treating endometrioid cancer.

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well medroxyprogesterone works in treating patients with endometrioid adenocarcinoma (cancer) of the uterine corpus (the body of the uterus, not including the cervix).

Condition Intervention Phase
Endometrial Cancer
Drug: medroxyprogesterone
Genetic: microarray analysis
Procedure: conventional surgery
Procedure: neoadjuvant therapy
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Pilot Investigation Of The Relationship Of Short Term Depo-Provera (Medroxyprogesterone Acetate) Exposure To The Morphologic , Biochemical, And Molecular Changes In Primary Endometroid Adenocarcinoma of the Uterine Corpus

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Histologic response [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Steroid receptor status as assessed by immunohistochemistry (IHC) [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Growth and apoptosis as assessed by IHC [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: October 2003
Primary Completion Date: September 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:


  • Compare the efficacy of medroxyprogesterone, in terms of induction of histologic response, in patients with progesterone receptor-positive vs progesterone receptor-negative endometrioid adenocarcinoma of the uterine corpus.
  • Determine the early and late changes in gene expression at 72 hours and 21 days in patients treated with this drug.
  • Examine the mechanisms surrounding the dynamic changes in endometrial tumor cells by determining possible correlations among histologic response, steroid receptor status, immunohistochemical measures of growth and apoptosis, and gene expression profiles in patients treated with this drug.

OUTLINE: This is a pilot, multicenter study.

Patients receive medroxyprogesterone intramuscularly once approximately 3 weeks before surgical hysterectomy.

A subset of 15 patients has tissue collected by pipelle biopsy or curettage at baseline, 72 hours after medroxyprogesterone therapy, and during surgery for gene expression arrays.

Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years, every 6 months for 3 years, and then annually thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 60 patients will be accrued for this study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Histologically confirmed primary endometrioid adenocarcinoma of the uterine corpus

    • All histologic grades and stages eligible
    • Diagnosis by endometrial curettage or biopsy within the past 8 weeks

      • Must have the initial tissue block or 16 unstained sections of 5 micron thickness available



  • 18 and over

Performance status

  • GOG 0-3

Life expectancy

  • Not specified


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  • No history of thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic disorders


  • No other invasive malignancy within the past 5 years except nonmelanoma skin cancer


Biologic therapy

  • Not specified


  • Not specified

Endocrine therapy

  • No prior therapeutic progesterone or anti-estrogen therapy within 3 months before diagnosis
  • No concurrent aminoglutethimide


  • Not specified


  • See Disease Characteristics


  • No prior cancer treatment that would preclude study therapy
  • No concurrent bosentan
  • No concurrent rifampin
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00064025

United States, Connecticut
Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, Connecticut, United States, 06102-5037
George Bray Cancer Center at the Hospital of Central Connecticut - New Britain Campus
New Britain, Connecticut, United States, 06050
United States, Illinois
University of Illinois Cancer Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612-7243
United States, Iowa
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa, United States, 52242-1002
United States, Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
United States, Nevada
Women's Cancer Center - Lake Mead
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 89102
United States, Ohio
Charles M. Barrett Cancer Center at University Hospital
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45267
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106-5065
United States, Oregon
Williamette Gynecologic Oncology PC
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97213
United States, South Carolina
Hollings Cancer Center at Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29425
Sponsors and Collaborators
Gynecologic Oncology Group
Study Chair: Richard Zaino, MD Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Investigator: Harrison G. Ball, MD Levine Cancer Center at UMass Medical Center - Memorial Campus
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided Identifier: NCT00064025     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000306440, GOG-0211
Study First Received: July 8, 2003
Last Updated: September 16, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
recurrent endometrial carcinoma
stage I endometrial carcinoma
stage II endometrial carcinoma
stage III endometrial carcinoma
stage IV endometrial carcinoma
endometrial adenoacanthoma
endometrial adenocarcinoma
endometrial adenosquamous cell carcinoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Endometrial Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Endometrioid
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Uterine Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Uterine Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Ovarian Neoplasms
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Gonadal Disorders
Endocrine System Diseases
Medroxyprogesterone Acetate
Contraceptives, Oral, Synthetic
Contraceptives, Oral
Contraceptive Agents, Female
Contraceptive Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses
Contraceptive Agents, Male
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal processed this record on July 26, 2014