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1 Consent for Research Study A Study for Women with Advanced Cervical Cancer: Learning whether an MRI scan with an investigative contrast agent (called ferumoxtran-10) or a PET/CT scan can help doctors provide better treatment This research is a collaborative effort between two National Cancer Institute (NCI) cooperative groups: Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) and the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN).

2 Purpose of Study The main goals of this research study are:
To determine if a PET/CT scan, an MRI scan using an investigative contrast agent, or both can identify cancer that may have spread to your lymph nodes. To determine if the investigative contrast agent (the scientific name is ferumoxtran-10) helps MRI scans locate cancer in lymph nodes.

3 About the Investigative Agent Ferumoxtran-10
The investigative contrast agent (ferumoxtron-10) is a substance given through an injection a day before the MRI exam. Other studies have shown that it may help to find cancer in lymph nodes, which helps determine the best treatment for patients. Ferumoxtran-10 was developed so that cancerous lymph nodes could be seen more clearly on MRI scans.

4 Participation Requirements
You will be in this study during the entire time you are receiving treatment. You will be asked to visit the office for follow-up exams for five (5) years following treatment. Your participation is voluntary and you may stop at any time.

5 Participation Requirements cont.
Your doctor may decide to stop your participation in this study if: It could benefit your health Funding for the study has stopped Your health worsens New information becomes available

6 Study Procedures PET/CT scans performed during the study:
Scan 1 – prior to a biopsy and before you begin your chemo radiation treatment Scan 2 – you may have a second PET/CT scan if: It is the standard treatment at your center a finding was visible on the PET/CT that could not be biopsied MRI (with the investigative contrast agent): One will be performed hours after the injection of the special contrast agent (ferumoxtran-10)

7 Study Procedures cont. Surgery (lymph node dissection):
Will be performed prior to beginning your chemo radiation treatment Certain lymph nodes will be removed and examined to see if your cancer has spread You will remain in the hospital until you have recovered from your surgery Recovery from surgery usually takes approximately 1-3 days

8 About the PET/CT Scan PET is a nuclear medicine imaging exam that produces a 3-D image that provides information about cell function in the body. PET scans uses a small amount of a radioactive drug, or tracer, to show differences between healthy and diseased tissue. The most commonly used tracer – and the one used for this study – is called FDG (fluorodeoxyglucose), so the test is sometimes called an FDG-PET scan. CT is a special type of x-ray machine that produces detailed images of the body part of interest. Many PET scanners include CT scanners, thus giving us PET/CT scanners. This combination provides the most complete information about both anatomy (CT) and cell function (PET).

9 About MRI Scans Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses a powerful magnet to create radio frequency signals that a computer uses to make detailed pictures of areas inside the body without the use of radiation. For the MRI scan, you will receive an injection of the MRI investigative contrast agent called ferumoxtran-10. Some participants (40 total) may choose to have another MRI scan before having the MRI scan with the investigative contrast agent.

10 About MRI Scans cont. The contrast drug helps to make any abnormal lymph nodes easier to see on the MRI scan. You will have the injection between 24 and 36 hours before the MRI scan. In rare cases, this may be done up to 48 hours. The investigational agent that is being studied is called ferumoxtran-10.

11 Standard Medical Procedures
Physical examination Medical history, including pregnancy test Tumor measurement Blood tests Chest x-ray Electrocardiogram (ECG) records the electrical activity of the heart over time

12 Treatment Options If you chose not to participate, the care you receive will not be affected. Your doctor can talk to you about different treatment options for your cervical cancer other than this research study.

13 Risks Associated with Study Participation
If you chose to participate in this study, you are at risk of side effects. Your doctor or research associate will discuss these with you in more detail. The risk of side effect is associated with the following procedures: PET/CT scans Contrast agent (ferumoxtran-10) MRI scans Surgery (lymph node dissection) If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, you should not participate in this study due to reproductive risks.

14 Benefits of Participation
While this study may or may not be of direct medical benefit to you, your participation could: Help doctors determine whether PET/CT and MRI scans (using ferumoxtran-10) can identify cancer that has spread to lymph nodes Help doctors determine the best treatment for patients with cervical cancer Allow doctors to possibly change treatments if a better option is available

15 Patient Confidentiality
Every effort will be made to keep your personal information confidential. Confidential copies of your records will be stored in the following locations while you are on the study: The participating institution American College of Radiology (ACRIN) Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) Organizations such as ACRIN, GOG, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), AMAG Pharmaceuticals (manufacturer of ferumoxtran-10), National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) may inspect or copy your records for quality assurance and data analysis.

16 Cost of Participation There is no additional cost to the patient for participation in this study. Please speak with your doctor or research associate about specific details regarding reimbursement, any added costs or insurance problems.

17 If you have questions… Regarding the research study:
Contact the study doctor or research associate Regarding patients’ rights: Ask your study doctor or research associate who you should contact at their Institutional Review Board (IRB)

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