Research study for adults with gynecological cancer

IRB/UVA Tracking #
20226
Principal Investigator
Timothy Showalter
Contact
Songserea Wood
Contact Phone
434.243.0008
Official Trial Title
Evaluation of circulating tumor cells for patients with cervical, vaginal, vulvar and endometrial cancers who receive radiation therapy
Study Description

The Department of Radiation Oncology seeks adults ages 18 and older with gynecological cancers for a research study. The purpose of the study is to determine if tumor cells or tumor materials circulating in the blood can be used as a tool in the future to help guide cancer treatment decisions during or after radiation with or without chemotherapy.

You may be eligible for this study if you have been diagnosed with gynecological cancer -such as cervical, vaginal vulvar or endometrial and plan on receiving radiation therapy as a part of your definitive treatment plan.

This study involves collecting blood samples from participants at various time points during treatment visits and follow up visits. Clinic follow ups will occur 1 months and 3 months after treatment completion.
Study-related blood draws will be completed at no cost.

Compensation

No Compensation

Visitor Guidelines

Clinics & COVID-19 Patients: No Visitors 

For adult clinic appointments or those in the hospital with COVID-19:

  • No one can come with you into clinic buildings
  • No visitors at the bedside of COVID-19 cases
  • The care team can allow standard exceptions 

In Hospital, ED, & Procedures: 1 Visitor

For adults in the hospital, emergency department, or having medical procedures:

  • Only 1 visitor allowed at a time
  • Two visitors can be designated
  • The care team can allow standard exceptions

Virtual Options: Connect From a Distance

When you can't visit in person, you can still:

Visitor Guidelines

Clinics & COVID-19 Patients: No Visitors 

For adult clinic appointments or those in the hospital with COVID-19:

  • No one can come with you into clinic buildings
  • No visitors at the bedside of COVID-19 cases
  • The care team can allow standard exceptions 

In Hospital, ED, & Procedures: 1 Visitor

For adults in the hospital, emergency department, or having medical procedures:

  • Only 1 visitor allowed at a time
  • Two visitors can be designated
  • The care team can allow standard exceptions

Virtual Options: Connect From a Distance

When you can't visit in person, you can still: