Gynaecological

The following list provides a brief description of gynaecological cancer trials that are open for recruitment in Western Australia. If you would like more information please follow the links provided, contact one of the trial sites or speak with your doctor.

Please note that this list is based on information provided to the Cancer Council by WA hospitals and may not include all clinical trials that are running in WA.

Where ‘N/A' appears - this means the lacking information has not been provided to date to the Cancer Council.

 

 

feMMe Endometrial Cancer Study

Registered Title

A Phase II Randomised Clinical Trial of Mirena® ± Metformin ± Weight Loss Intervention in Patients With Early Stage Cancer of the Endometrium.

Purpose

Currently the standard treatment for early stage endometrial cancer or endometrial hyperplasia with atypia is a total hysterectomy (an operation to remove the uterus) and removal of both ovaries. While highly effective, this surgery carries significant side effects for:

  • young women who still wish to have children and would lose fertility; and
  • women with one or more disorders (or diseases) in addition to the early stage endometrial cancer or endometrial hyperplasia with atypia and/or morbid obesity who are at risk for surgical complications making surgery unsafe.

This study will access a new approach to the treatment of endometrial cancer to spare women of having to undergo major surgery that may be unwanted or unnecessary.

Mirena is approved in Australia for contraception, to treat heavy bleeding, and to prevent thickening of the lining of the uterus (endometrial hyperplasia) during oestrogen replacement therapy (HRT). However it is not approved to treat early stage endometrial cancer or endometrial hyperplasia with atypia. This research project will test to see if Mirena is an effective treatment for early stage endometrial cancer and endometrial hyperplasia with atypia.

Metformin is approved in Australia to treat Diabetes. However it is not approved to treat early stage endometrial cancer or endometrial hyperplasia with atypia. Therefore, it is an experimental treatment for early stage endometrial cancer and endometrial hyperplasia with atypia. This means that it must be tested to see if it is an effective treatment for early stage endometrial cancer and endometrial hyperplasia with atypia.

Weight loss interventions are feasible and safe, and already being implemented by gynaecologic oncologist to make women eligible for surgery. Weight loss of 7% body weight induces a large biological effect (for example reduces incidence of diabetes by 58%, and hypertension by 26%).

Lay Summary

N/A

WA Trial Sites

St John of God Healthcare logo

St John of God
Ph. (08) 6465 9204

Links

US National Library of Medicine

Acknowledgements: US National Library of Medicine

 

FROCS

Registered Title

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Fear of Recurrence in Ovarian Cancer Survivors. (FROCS)

Purpose

This study will determine the effect of mindfulness based cognitive therapy on the fear of recurrence in ovarian cancer survivors.

Lay Summary

Who is it for?

You may be eligible to join this study if you are aged 18 years or above and have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, have completed all hospital based adjuvant treatment and are now disease free.

Study details:

All participants will receive the same intervention and will involve intensive training and practice in mindfulness based cognitive therapy. Treatment is designed as an 8 week course of 2-2.5 hour small group sessions once weekly with approximately 8-15 individuals in each group. Sessions are run at locations in Shenton Park, Duncraig and East Fremantle by the Cancer Council WA, or by SolarisCare Foundation, at Sir Charles Gardner Hospital in Nedlands. Courses take place during the day and are free of charge. The groups will be run by experienced clinicians in psychotherapy, counselling and meditation and will have a clinician manual and a participant workbook outlining the themes and exercises for each week. Group members will be expected to practice skills between sessions. Participants will be asked to answer questionnaires before, during and after the group sessions to collect information on how participants are feeling.

WA Trial Sites

St John of God Healthcare logo

St John of God
Ph. (08) 6465 9204

Links

Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry

Acknowledgements: Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry

 

LACC Cervical Cancer Study

Registered Title

A Phase III Randomized Clinical Trial of Laparoscopic or Robotic Radical Hysterectomy Versus Abdominal Radical Hysterectomy in Patients With Early Stage Cervical Cancer.

Purpose

The goal of this clinical research study is to compare the long-term outcomes of different surgical methods for the treatment of cervical cancer. The long-term outcome of a total abdominal radical hysterectomy (TARH) will be compared against laparoscopy. In this study, the laparoscopy will be done with or without robotic technology.

Lay Summary

N/A

WA Trial Sites

St John of God Healthcare logo

St John of God
Ph. (08) 6465 9204

Links

US National Library of Medicine

Acknowledgements: US National Library of Medicine

 

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