The Effects of the Endocrine System on Endometrial Cancer (Ghrelin)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2012 by Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Greenslopes Private Hospital
The University of Queensland
Sullivan and Nicolaides Pathology
Information provided by:
Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer Identifier:
First received: February 23, 2010
Last updated: June 12, 2012
Last verified: June 2012

Endometrial cancer usually begins in the endometrium, which is the tissue lining of the uterus. Endometrial cancer is the most commonly diagnosed gynaecological malignancy in Australia. It affects 1 in 80 Australian women and there are about 1400 new cases and 260 deaths from the disease every year. Most affected women are aged between 50 and 70 years. The purpose of this study is to investigate the possible role of the endocrine system in the regulation of human endometrial cancer. By looking at the laboratory results of people with endometrial cancer and also those without endometrial cancer we hope to gain a better understanding of how endometrial cancer develops and progresses. This may lead to the development of new, effective therapies for endometrial cancer.

Endometrial Cancer

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Expression and Function of Ghrelin and Its Receptor, Growth Hormone Secretagogue Receptor TWEAK Protein and Its Receptor Fn14 in Human Endometrial Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer:

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA

Endometrial tissue

Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: October 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Grade 2
Patients with Endometrial cancer of Grade 1 differentiation
Patients without endometrial cancer
Grade 1
Patients with Endometrial cancer of Grade 2 differentiation
Grade 3
Patients with Endometrial cancer of Grade 3 differentiation


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients with endometrial cancer and patients who are having a hysterectomy for non-cancerous conditions such as fibroids, chronic pelvis pain or abnormal uterine bleeding are eligible for the study


Inclusion Criteria:

  • women aged 18 years or older
  • having a hysterectomy for the treatment of endometrial cancer, fibroids, chronic pelvic pain or abnormal uterine bleeding
  • have provided informed consent
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01075386

Contact: Trudi Cattley

Australia, Queensland
Greenslopes Private Hospital Recruiting
Greenslopes, Queensland, Australia, 4120
Contact: Fiona Menzies    3646 4467   
Contact: Trudi Cattley    3646 0447   
Principal Investigator: Andreas Obermair         
Principal Investigator: Chen Chen         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer
Greenslopes Private Hospital
The University of Queensland
Sullivan and Nicolaides Pathology
Study Chair: Chen Chen, MD PhD The University of Queensland
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Professor Chen Chen, University of Queensland Identifier: NCT01075386     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Endo01
Study First Received: February 23, 2010
Last Updated: June 12, 2012
Health Authority: Australia: National Health and Medical Research Council
Australia: Department of Health and Ageing Therapeutic Goods Administration
Australia: Human Research Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer:
Endometrial cancer
Endocrine system
Tissue collection

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Endometrial Neoplasms
Uterine Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Uterine Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female processed this record on August 28, 2014