Lymph Node Mapping and Sentinel Lymph Node Identification in Patients With Stage IB1 Cervical Cancer

2014-08-27 03:54:52 | BioPortfolio


RATIONALE: Diagnostic procedures, such as lymph node mapping and sentinel lymph node identification, performed before and during surgery, may improve the ability to detect lymph node metastases in patients who have cervical cancer.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying how well lymph node mapping and sentinel lymph node identification work in finding lymph node metastases in patients with stage IB1 cervical cancer.



- Determine the sensitivity of the sentinel lymph node in the determination of lymph node metastases, using preoperative or intraoperative lymphatic mapping, in patients with stage IB1 cervical cancer.

- Determine the false-negative predictive value of the sentinel lymph node in the determination of lymph node metastases in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients receive radiolabeled technetium Tc 99m sulfur colloid injected around the tumor 6 hours prior to or after induction of anesthesia right before surgery. Patients then undergo radical hysterectomy and complete pelvic and low para-aortic lymphadenectomy. Intraoperatively, patients undergo lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymph node identification using isosulfan blue or methylene blue injected at 4 locations in the cervix and a hand-held gamma counter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 295-590 patients will be accrued for this study within 18-36 months.

Study Design

Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic


Cervical Cancer


isosulfan blue, methylene blue, conventional surgery, laparoscopic surgery, lymphangiography, radionuclide imaging, sentinel lymph node biopsy, technetium Tc 99m sulfur colloid


Arkansas Cancer Research Center at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock
United States


Active, not recruiting


National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:54:52-0400

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