Study of Pap Smears From Patients Enrolled on Clinical Trial GOG-171
Conditions
Cervical Cancer - Precancerous Condition
Conditions: official terms
Precancerous Conditions - Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
cervical cancer, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 3, cervical adenocarcinoma, atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance
Study Type
Observational
Study Phase
N/A
Study Design
N/A
Intervention
Name: Papanicolaou test Type: Other
Name: laboratory biomarker analysis Type: Other
Overall Status
Not yet recruiting
Summary
RATIONALE: Studying Pap smears in the laboratory from women with atypical glandular cells of unspecified significance may help doctors learn more about changes that may occur in DNA and identify biomarkers related to cancer.

PURPOSE: This research study is looking at Pap smears from women enrolled on clinical trial GOG-171.
Detailed Description
OBJECTIVES:

Primary

- To determine the diagnostic accuracy of using previously reported morphometric criteria for chromatin distribution, shortest distance between nuclei, and/or the ratio of nucleoli area to nucleus area in a conventional Pap smear from patients with a cytologic diagnosis of atypical glandular cells of unspecified significance (AGUS) to predict the presence of significant glandular lesions (i.e., adenocarcinoma in situ [AIS] or invasive cancer) and/or squamous lesions (i.e., cervical intraepithelial neoplasia [CIN2 or CIN3]) of the cervix.

Secondary

- To optimize the diagnostic accuracy of using chromatin distribution, shortest distance between nuclei, and/or the ratio of nucleoli area to nucleus area in a conventional Pap smear from patients with a cytologic diagnosis of AGUS to predict the presence of significant glandular lesions (i.e., AIS or invasive cancer) and/or squamous lesions (i.e., CIN2 or CIN3) of the cervix.

OUTLINE: Previously collected slides from Pap smears of patients enrolled on clinical trial GOG-171 are assessed for nuclear chromatin distribution, the shortest distances between the central points of neighboring cell nuclei, and nucleoli area/nucleus area (N/N) ratio via morphometric analysis.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: N/A
Gender: Female
Criteria: DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

- Cytologically confirmed atypical glandular cells of unspecified significance

- Original Pap smear used to define the diagnosis must be available for review

- Previously enrolled by GOG-JAPAN onto clinical trialGOG-171

- Must have been eligible and evaluable for the primary objective of GOG-171

- Gave permission to use specimens for future cancer research in GOG-171

- Underwent a loop electrosurgical excision procedure/large loop excision of the transformation zone (LEEP/LLETZ) procedure on clinical trial GOG-171 to determine the presence of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN-2 or CIN-3), significant glandular lesions (AIS), or invasive cancer

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

- Not specified

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

- See Disease Characteristics
Location
Start Date
February 2008
Sponsors
Gynecologic Oncology Group
Source
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Record processing date
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on July 28, 2015
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