The University of Virginia is conducting a clinical research study for adults ages 18 and over, who may have gynecologic or breast cancer or are at above average risk of developing gynecologic cancer. The purpose of this project is to establish a bank at UVA of tampon samples, cervical swabs, blood, associated tumor specimens that would otherwise be discarded, and relevant medical data from consenting patients that have suspected and/or confirmed gynecological cancer diagnoses.
If you join this study, you will be provided a tampon to insert into your vagina the evening prior to your scheduled surgery or clinic visit. This tampon will be removed during your surgery or visit and banked for future research. In addition you will provide other samples, such as an endocervical swab during the surgery.
You will be asked to donate one tube of blood for research each year. You will continue to donate this blood once a year for as long as you come in for your standard visits.
Study-related procedures that are being done beyond your standard of care will be provided at no cost to you or your insurance.
Additional information can be found here: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04170712