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Randomized Phase II Study of Zoledronic Acid vs Observation on Bone Mineral Density and Incidence of Micrometastasis in Women Undergoing Pelvic Radiation for Cervical Cancer

Phase 2
18 Years
Not Enrolling
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms

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Trial Information

Randomized Phase II Study of Zoledronic Acid vs Observation on Bone Mineral Density and Incidence of Micrometastasis in Women Undergoing Pelvic Radiation for Cervical Cancer


- To determine the incidence of disseminated tumor cells (DTCs) in bone marrow and
circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the blood of women with cervical cancer at diagnosis
and 3 to 9 months after chemotherapy and pelvic radiation with and without Zometa.

- To determine the change in biochemical markers of bone turnover from diagnosis to 9
months after radiation in women receiving chemoradiation for cervical cancer with and
without Zometa.

- To determine change in bone mineral density from diagnosis to 9 month after
chemoradiation with and without Zometa.

- To determine if depressed and anxious mood are associated with greater impairment of
adaptive immunity (ratio of Th1/Th2) and higher levels of angiogenesis (VEGF) in
peripheral blood of cervical cancer patients.

- To examine the relationship of SUVMax and metabolic heterogeneity in the primary tumor
and evidence of persistent/recurrent disease on the 3 and 9 month FDG-PET scans with
DTCs and CTCs.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Histologically proven squamous, adenosquamous or adenocarcinoma FIGO Stage IB-IVA of
the uterine cervix undergoing initial radiation and cisplatin based chemotherapy for
primary treatment.

- Gynecologic Oncology Group performance status of 0, 1, or 2.

- Patients with ureteral obstruction must undergo stent placement or nephrostomy tube
placement prior to study entry.

- Age > 18 years.

- Patients must have signed informed consent.

- Patients must have adequate:

- Bone marrow function: absolute neutrophil count (ANC) greater than or equal to
1,500/ul, equivalent to Common Toxicity Criteria (CTCAE) grade 1. Platelets
greater than or equal to 100,000/ul.

- Renal function: creatinine less than or equal to 1.5 x institutional upper limit
normal (ULN). If creatinine is greater than 1.5 x ULN, creatinine clearance must
be greater than 60 ml/min.

- Hepatic function: bilirubin less than or equal to 1.5 x ULN. AST and alkaline
phosphatase less than or equal to 2.5 x ULN.

- Neurologic function: neuropathy (sensory and motor) less than or equal to CTCAE
grade 1.

- Coagulation: prothrombin time (PT) such that the international normalized ratio
(INR) is < 1.5 (INR may be between 2 and 3 if a patient is on stable dose of
therapeutic warfarin) and a PTT < 1.2 times control.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Evidence of sepsis or severe infection.

- Previous or current treatment for osteoporosis. Patients with denovo osteoporosis
are also excluded.

- Evidence of bone metastasis.

- Current active dental problems including infection of the teeth or jawbone (maxilla
or mandibular); dental or fixture trauma or a current or prior diagnosis of
osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ), or exposed bone in the mouth, or of slow healing
after dental procedures.

- Recent (within 6 weeks) or planned dental or jaw surgery (e.g., extraction,

- Patients with history of other invasive malignancy (treatment within the last 5
years) other than non-melanoma skin cancer.

- Patients with known hypersensitivity to Zometa or other bisphosphonates.

- Patients who are pregnant or breast feeding.

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

FDG-PET Metabolic Response

Outcome Time Frame:

Assessed qualitatively, at 3 and 9 months.

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Perry Grigsby, M.D., M.S., M.B.A

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Washington University School of Medicine


United States: Food and Drug Administration

Study ID:




Start Date:

August 2009

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
  • Uterine Cervical Cancer
  • Cancer of Cervix
  • Cervix Cancer
  • Neoplasms
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms