The University of Virginia is conducting a clinical research study for adults ages 18 and over, who have early stage cervical cancer that will be treated with surgery. The purpose of this study is to investigate if minimally invasive surgery, called robotic assisted laparoscopy (small incision surgery), is worse than open surgery (otherwise known as a laparotomy) when performing a radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer.
The study team will be following you closely throughout your hospital stay and recovery. Your doctor will review the pathologic findings (examination of the tumor tissue) from surgery with you and make recommendations regarding next steps in your care based on those results.
After your surgery, your doctor and study team will watch you for side effects and monitor for any signs or symptoms of cancer coming back. They will perform a history and examination every 3 months for 2 years after treatment. After that, they will see and examine you every 6 months for 3 years. Additionally, you will be having a CT scan for follow-up every 6 months for the first 3 years after surgery for follow-up.
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/NCT04831580