Vaginal Testosterone Cream vs ESTRING for Vaginal Dryness or Decreased Libido in Early Stage Breast Cancer Patients (E-String)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00698035|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 16, 2008
Results First Posted : June 2, 2014
Last Update Posted : June 2, 2014
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological||Drug: Testosterone Cream Drug: Estring||Phase 2|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||76 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||A Phase II Study of Vaginal Testosterone Cream vs. the ESTRING for Vaginal Dryness or Decreased Libido in Early Breast Cancer Patients Treated With Aromatase Inhibitors|
|Study Start Date :||March 2007|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||October 2012|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2012|
Active Comparator: Testosterone Cream
Testosterone Cream 1% micronized in velvachol - 0.5 gm of cream vaginally each night for two weeks, then 3 times a week for total of 12 weeks of treatment
Drug: Testosterone Cream
1% micronized in velvachol - 0.5 gm of cream vaginally each night for two weeks, then 3 times a week for total of 12 weeks of treatment
Other Name: intravaginal testosterone cream
Active Comparator: Estring
Estring 2mg ring inserted vaginally once every 12 weeks
2mg ring inserted vaginally once every 12 weeks
Other Name: ESTRING Estrodial Vaginal Ring
- Persistently Elevated Serum Estradiol Level Outside the Post-menopausal Range [ Time Frame: 12 Weeks ]Liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (Quest Diagnostics). Persistently elevated serum estradiol level outside the post-menopausal range was defined as: Serum estradiol >10 pg/dl on two consecutive collections at least 4 weeks apart. 2. If baseline estradiol was >10 pg/dl, subsequent levels >10 pg/ml higher than baseline were considered a significant elevation outside the post-menopausal range.
- Serum Estradiol (E2) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]serial measurements of serum estradiol (E2) by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (Quest Diagnostics)
- Matched E2 by Commercial and Research (RIA) Analyses [ Time Frame: baseline, 4 weeks ]Serum estradiol assays sent to the UCSF clinical laboratory are sent out to Quest Diagnostics, which uses LC/MS for their ultra-sensitive estradiol assay. Samples were also sent to a specialized research lab in England which has developed an ultrasensitive assay using radioimmunoassay (RIA) after ether extraction (sensitivity limit of 3pmol/l) to quantify low levels of estradiol found in post-menopausal women
- Total Testosterone Levels [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]By serum ultrasensitive total testosterone test (Quest Diagnostics)
- Sexual Quality of Life [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 4, Week 12 ]Cancer Rehabilitation Evaluation System (CARES) Sexual Dysfunction (SD) and Sexual Interest (SI) Subscales range from 0 to 4 and measure the severity of problems, with higher scores indicating more difficulty.
- Sexual Satisfaction [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 4, Week 12 ]Participants were asked to respond to a Sexual Satisfaction One Item Measure which asked "Overall, how satisfactory to you is your sexual relationship with your partner?" Response options range from 1 (Extremely unsatisfactory) to 6 (Extremely satisfactory).
- Change in Vaginal Epithelium Scores [ Time Frame: Baseline, 12 weeks ]During a gynecologic exam, the vaginal epithelium was assessed by an examiner using the Vaginal Atrophy Scoring Scale to evaluate Rugae (lack of), Pallor (pinkness), Petechiae, Mucosal thinning, Dryness. Scores range from 0 (none) to 3 (severe); higher scores indicate less favorable outcomes.
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|United States, California|
|UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|San Francisco, California, United States, 94115|
|Principal Investigator:||Michelle Melisko, MD||University of California, San Francisco|