Prevalence of Endometrial Abnormalities In Obese Women

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00500591
First received: July 10, 2007
Last updated: June 16, 2014
Last verified: June 2014
  Purpose

It is known that women who are obese are at higher risk of endometrial cancer (cancer of the lining of the uterus or womb). The goal of this clinical research study is to find out how common abnormalities of the endometrium are in women who are considered obese and to find out if those same abnormalities are less common in women who are considered to be thin. Researchers would like to learn if obese patients have symptoms (like irregular menstrual cycles) that may mean there could be an abnormality present. Researchers would also like to know if obese women have access to regular female exams and whether they routinely go to their primary care doctors.


Condition Intervention
Obesity
Behavioral: Questionnaire

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Prevalence of Endometrial Abnormalities In Obese Women

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Further study details as provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Prevalence of Endometrial Abnormalities in Obese and Lean Women [ Time Frame: 6 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

Blood samples used to look at different hormone levels related to risk of endometrial abnormalities. An endometrial biopsy will be performed to collect a tissue sample.


Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: June 2004
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Obese Women Behavioral: Questionnaire
Questionnaire regarding weight history, gynecologic, and medical history, lasting about 30 minutes.
Other Name: Survey

Detailed Description:

Women in this study will be asked to complete three different parts of the study. All three parts of the study will be done during one visit to the gynecology center. First, you will be asked to complete a survey/questionnaire that will give researchers information on your background, weight history, gynecologic, and medical history. You will be assisted by a research nurse and completion of the questionnaire is expected take about 30 minutes.

Second, you will be asked to have a blood sample drawn. About 2 tablespoons of blood will be drawn. This blood will be used to look at different hormone levels that may be related to your risk of endometrial abnormalities.

Third, an endometrial biopsy will be performed by one of the doctors running the study. This will require you to have a full pelvic exam (much like when you have a pap smear), which will include looking at the cervix (mouth of the womb) and putting a small pipelle (straw) into the womb to collect a tissue sample. This procedure is routinely done in the office. You will not be required to take medications prior to the procedure and you will not receive a prescription for pain medication once the procedure is complete.

Completion of all three parts of the study may take between one to two hours. You and your physician will be notified of your endometrial biopsy results.

This is an investigational study. Up to 200 participants will be enrolled in this study. All will be enrolled at MD Anderson.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 55 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Study participants with a measured BMI greater than or equal to 30 kg/m^2 (obese) or less than or equal to 25 kg/m^2 (lean) at the time of enrollment.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients must have a measured BMI greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (obese) or less than or equal to 25 kg/m2 (lean) at the time of enrollment.
  2. Patients must be between the ages of 30 and 55 years old at the time of enrollment.
  3. Patients must not have taken any birth control (including pills, patch, injectables) for at least three months prior to enrollment.
  4. Patients may not be pregnant at the time of enrollment (defined by negative urine pregnancy test).
  5. Patients must have signed an informed consent indicating they are aware of the investigational nature of this study.
  6. Patients with a history of non-metastatic cancer may be included if they have not undergone cancer treatment for at least six months prior to enrollment.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients who have had a prior hysterectomy.
  2. Patients who are pregnant or have a positive pregnancy test.
  3. Patients with a prior history of endometrial hyperplasia or endometrial cancer.
  4. Patients who are currently on birth control (including pills, patch, or injectable birth control).
  5. Patients who are postmenopausal (have not had a menstrual cycle in greater than or equal to one year).
  6. Patients who have ever been on selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) in the past including Tamoxifen and Raloxifene.
  7. Patients with a history of metastatic cancer (any type).
  8. Patients with a history of non-metastatic cancer who are currently undergoing therapy for that cancer or who have received therapy within six months of enrollment.
  9. Patients with a history of non-metastatic cancer who have received any type of hormonal therapy including but not limited to aromatase inhibitors, GNRH-agonists, and Zoladex.
  10. Patients who have had prior radiation to the pelvis.
  11. Patients with psychiatric disorders that would interfere with consent.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00500591

Locations
United States, Texas
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Karen H. Lu, MD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00500591     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2004-0018
Study First Received: July 10, 2007
Last Updated: June 16, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Endometrial Abnormalities
Endometrial Cancer
Obesity
Survey
Questionnaire

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Congenital Abnormalities
Obesity
Overnutrition
Nutrition Disorders
Overweight
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 22, 2014