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Fludeoxyglucose (FDG) Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) Cervical Heterogenity Imaging Study

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00907140
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 22, 2009
Last Update Posted : January 20, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Farrokh Dehdashti, Washington University School of Medicine

Brief Summary:

Rationale: Diagnostic procedures, such as positron emission tomography (PET) using fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG), may help determine response to standard cancer therapy in patients with cervical cancer

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the change in cervical tumor heterogenity as measured by FDG-PET/CT imaging.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cervical Cancer Procedure: Positron Emission Tomography Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 25 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Assessment of Changes in Pattern and Magnitude of Tumor FDG Uptake During Chemoradiation as a Predictor of Response to Concurrent Radiation Therapy and Chemotherapy in Patients With Cervical Cancer
Study Start Date : August 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2016

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MedlinePlus related topics: Cervical Cancer

Arm Intervention/treatment
Chemoradiation therapy Procedure: Positron Emission Tomography
FDG PET/CT imaging is performed at baseline, after 2 and 4 weeks of radiation therapy and approximately 3 months after chemoradiation is completed

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The overall goal of this pilot study is to evaluate the change in cervical tumor FDG heterogeneity and SUVmax during chemoradiation. [ Time Frame: FDG PET/CT imaging is performed at: Baseline, 2 & 4 weeks of therapy, and 3 months after completing therapy ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To correlate changed in FDG heterogeneity and SUVmax with response to therapy. [ Time Frame: 5 years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 100 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Biopsy-proven cervical cancer. (FIGO stage-Ib2-IVa)
  2. Age ≥ 18
  3. Able to receive chemoradiation therapy with Cisplatin.
  4. Non-pregnant status in women of childbearing potential.
  5. No other active cancer at the time of diagnosis of cervical cancer Patients cannot have received treatment for any malignancy, with the exception of non-melanoma skin cancer, in the past 5 years.
  6. Patients with distant metastatic disease are eligible provided the estimated survival of the patient is at least 1 year.
  7. Scheduled to undergo or have already undergone FDG-PET/CT imaging for clinical staging of cervical cancer at Barnes-Jewish Hospital Clinical PET Facility on a Biograph 40 PET/CT scanner
  8. Able to give informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Age < 18
  2. Patients with a known active malignancy other than cervical carcinoma.
  3. Pregnant and breastfeeding patients.
  4. Subjects whose tumors are not FDG avid on baseline standard of care FDG-PET/CT imaging

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00907140

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United States, Missouri
Washington University at St. Louis
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
Sponsors and Collaborators
Washington University School of Medicine
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Principal Investigator: Perry W Grigsby, M.D. Washington University at St. Louis
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Responsible Party: Farrokh Dehdashti, Co-Principal Investigator, Washington University School of Medicine Identifier: NCT00907140    
Other Study ID Numbers: 08-0804
First Posted: May 22, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 20, 2017
Last Verified: January 2017
Keywords provided by Farrokh Dehdashti, Washington University School of Medicine:
Cervical Cancer
Positron Emission Tomography
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Uterine Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Uterine Cervical Diseases
Uterine Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female