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Colorectal Neoplasia Screening With Colonoscopy in Asymptomatic Women at Regional Navy/Army Medical Centers: The CONCeRN Trial

This study has been completed.
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) ( National Cancer Institute (NCI) )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00339950
First received: June 19, 2006
Last updated: November 11, 2014
Last verified: August 2014

June 19, 2006
November 11, 2014
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Colorectal Neoplasia Screening With Colonoscopy in Asymptomatic Women at Regional Navy/Army Medical Centers: The CONCeRN Trial
Diet, Other Risk Factors, Genetics and the Risk of Colorectal Neoplasia in a Screening Trial of Asymptomatic Women: A Sub-Study of the CONCeRN Trial

The CONCeRN Trial is a multi-center study of asymptomatic women between the ages of 40 and 75 referred to regional military medical centers for routine colorectal screening. The primary purpose of the main study is to determine the extent to which advanced neoplastic lesions will be missed if clinicians only perform sigmoidoscopies rather than full colonoscopies as a screening procedure and to resolve current debate about the significance of sigmoidoscopic detection of single, small, tubular adenomas (i.e., do they imply greater risk for large adenomatous polyps or colorectal cancer at other sites beyond the reach of the sigmoidoscope, or is there no increased risk?). Women enrolled in the trial receive colonoscopy during which all identified polyps are removed and also during which two pinch biopsies of apparently-normal tissue are taken. In addition, before the colonoscopy is performed, patients wil have blood drawn and answer a brief questionnaire on risk factors for colorectal cancer. The sub-study proposes to add on a more extensive questionnaire to assess dietary and other lifesyle factors potentially related to colorectal cancer, and to draw additional blood for assessment of nutritional status and for analysis of genetic polymorphisms related to colorectal cancer. With the additional information available from these questionnaires and blood samples, it will be possible to explore the extent to which various dietary and genetic risk factors are related to colorectal polyps in asymptomatic women of average risk for disease.

The CONCeRN Trial is a multi-center study of asymptomatic women between the ages of 40 and 75 referred to regional military medical centers for routine colorectal screening. The primary purpose of the main study is to determine the extent to which advanced neoplastic lesions will be missed if clinicians only perform sigmoidoscopies rather than full colonoscopies as a screening procedure and to resolve current debate about the significance of sigmoidoscopic detection of single, small, tubular adenomas (i.e., do they imply greater risk for large adenomatous polyps or colorectal cancer at other sites beyond the reach of the sigmoidoscope, or is there no increased risk?). Women enrolled in the trial receive colonoscopy during which all identified polyps are removed and also during which two pinch biopsies of apparently-normal tissue are taken. In addition, before the colonoscopy is performed, patients will have blood drawn and answer a brief questionnaire on risk factors for colorectal cancer. The NCI-led sub-study added a more extensive questionnaire to assess dietary and other lifestyle factors potentially related to colorectal cancer, and obtained additional blood for assessment of nutritional status and for analysis of genetic polymorphisms related to colorectal cancer. With the additional information available from these questionnaires and blood samples, it will be possible to explore the extent to which various dietary and genetic risk factors are related to colorectal polyps in asymptomatic women of average risk for disease. Recruitment is now complete at all sites. A total of 937 women were recruited. Of these, about one-quarter of the women with one or more adenomas had an advanced adenoma, defined as being greater than or equal to 1 cm in diameter, or having high grade dysplasia or villous elements). These neoplasia prevalence figures are in line with initial projections. Active contact with participants is concluded. We have now entered into a data analysis phase.

Observational
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Colorectal Neoplasia
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  • INCLUSION CRITERIA:

50-79, asymptomatic women of average risk referred for colorectal screening.

40-79 year-old asymptomatic women referred for colorectal screening with a history of colorectal cancer in a first degree relative.

EXCLUSION CRITERIA:

History of positive stool guiaic within six months of referral.

History of iron deficiency anemia within six months of referral (Note: if patients have not had stool guiacs, complete blood cell count or ferritin performed within the last six months, then these tests will be performed at time of study enrollment).

History of normal colonoscopy or barium enema within past ten years or history of normal flexible sigmoidoscopy within past 5 years.

History of adenomatous polyps, colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, HNPCC, or familial adenomatous polyposis.

History of rectal bleeding or hematochezia within the past 12 months.

Unintentional weight loss greater than 10 pounds within previous six months.

Pregnant women.

Subjects under 18 years of age.

Female
40 Years to 79 Years
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United States
 
NCT00339950
999900010, OH00-C-N010
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National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) ( National Cancer Institute (NCI) )
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Principal Investigator: Rashmi Sinha, Ph.D. National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
August 2014

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