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Fibroids clinical trials at UCSF
4 in progress, 0 open to new patients

  • Patient Centered Results for Uterine Fibroids

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    The overall goal of this project is to better enable patients with uterine fibroids (UF) to make informed decisions about treatment options by leveraging the highest possible evidence of healthcare quality. The foundation of this project will be a multi-site, prospective registry of a diverse group of women who have undergone either medical or surgical treatment for UF. Specifically, the investigators are interested in: comparing management options for symptom relief; comparing management options for preserving reproductive function; and comparing effectiveness among different subpopulations, including consideration of patient needs and preferences of treatment options.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • The FIRSTT: Comparing MRgFUS(MR-guided Focused Ultrasound) Versus UAE (Uterine Artery Embolization)for Uterine Fibroids.

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The primary goal of this study is to compare the safety and effectiveness of two standard fibroid treatments: MRI guided ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) and uterine artery embolization (UAE). Both treatments are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for women who do not plan to become pregnant. A second goal of this study is to better understand which symptoms bother women with fibroids the most. Understanding and addressing the symptoms of clinically-significant uterine fibroids is important in order to optimize treatment outcomes and control health care costs. Women who are eligible to participate in the study, are randomized to one of two treatment arms (UAE or MRgFUS). Women in both arms will receive treatment but will not be able to choose which treatment she will receive. A comprehensive assessment of symptoms-including experienced pain- will take place at baseline, 6 weeks, and at 6, 12, 24, and 36 months following treatment with UAE and MRgFUS.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Uterine Leiomyoma Treatment With Radiofrequency Ablation

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The ULTRA study is a single-arm trial of 100 premenopausal women with symptomatic uterine fibroids who undergo treatment with the Acessa device. The Acessa device is a new FDA approved minimally invasive treatment for uterine fibroids that uses radiofrequency energy to destroy fibroid tissue. The fibroids then shrink and symptoms are significantly improved. The radiofrequency energy is delivered to the fibroids during an outpatient surgical procedure. There is minimal blood loss and pain and women return to the usual activities 5-9 days after the Acessa procedure. The investigators will evaluate changes in fibroid-related symptoms from before the Acessa treatment to 3, 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, and 36 months after Acessa treatment. The investigators will also assess operative outcomes including procedure duration, complications, blood loss, post-operative pain, and the time to return to usual activities. The investigators will determine long-term efficacy of Acessa by evaluating the rate of re-treatment for symptomatic fibroids after the Acessa procedure. Study participants will be recruited at 5 sites within the UC Fibroid Network: UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UC San Diego, and UC San Francisco. UC San Francisco will serve as the Coordinating Center for the trial with oversight of all scientific and administrative aspects of the study. All study data will be stored securely in a HIPAA compliant, secure database monitored by the UC San Francisco Coordinating Center. A data safety and monitoring board will oversee participant safety and protection.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Uterine Leiomyoma Treatment With Radiofrequency Ablation (ULTRA) Registry

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The ULTRA Registry is a nationwide observational arm of the ULTRA trial. Data from the ULTRA Registry will be used to evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of laparoscopic RF ablation (Acessa). The ULTRA Registry will recruit women age 21 or older who plan to undergo or have undergone laparoscopic RF ablation (Acessa) within the United States. Participants will be recruited through study materials distributed at clinical offices across the country where gynecologists are performing laparoscopic RF ablation (Acessa). Study participants will consent to participate in a 3 year prospective study conducted by UCSF but the laparoscopic RF ablation (Acessa) surgery will be performed by the study participants' own gynecologist. We will evaluate changes in fibroid-related symptoms from pre-treatment values to 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, and 36 months after RFA (Acessa). We will determine long-term efficacy of RFA (Acessa) by evaluating the rate of re-treatment for symptomatic fibroids after the RFA (Acessa) procedure. Participants will be asked for permission to review their medical records to assess surgical and pregnancy outcomes. The gynecologists performing the laparoscopic RF ablation (Acessa) surgery will be asked to consent to complete a brief study questionnaire with information on demographics, work history, professional training, and practice setting. UC San Francisco will have oversight of all scientific and administrative aspects of the study. All study data will be stored securely in a HIPAA compliant, secure database monitored by the UC San Francisco Coordinating Center.

    San Francisco, California