Trial Details
Trial status:
In follow-up (non-recruiting)
Recruitment start date:
Cancer Research UK
Chief Investigator:
Mary McCormack
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Lay summary:
A phase III multicentre trial of weekly induction chemotherapy followed by standard chemoradiation vs standard chemoradioation alone in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer
Design: INTERLACE is a phase III multicentre trial of weekly induction chemotherapy followed by standard chemoradiation versus standard chemoradiation alone in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer.
Treatment: Patients will be randomised to receive either the current standard treatment of chemoradiation (cisplatin chemotherapy followed by radiotherapy) for 5 weeks, or they will be randomised to receive 6 weeks of induction chemotherapy, comprised of carboplatin and paclitaxel followed by the standard chemoradiation. 
Key inclusion/exclusion criteria: Patients must have histologically confirmed FIGO stage IB2 – IVa squamous, adeno or adenosquamous carcinoma of the cervix (except those with disease extending to the lower third of the vagina). Patients with FIGO stage IB1 and positive lymph nodes are also eligible. They must be deemed fit to receive radical chemoradiation and carboplatin and paclitaxel and have an adequate renal, liver and bone marrow function. Patients will be not be eligible if they have had a previous pelvic malignancy regardless of the interval since diagnosis or a previous malignancy not affecting the pelvis (except basal cell carcinoma of the skin) where disease free interval is less than 10 years. Evidence of distant metastases would also make a patient ineligible.
Duration of recruitment: November 2012-November 2022
The overall aim of the INTERLACE trial is to investigate whether an additional short-course of chemotherapy given on a weekly schedule immediately before standard chemoradiation leads to an improvement in overall survival in women with locally advanced cervical cancer. 

The CRUK & UCL Cancer Trials Centre has produced three videos aimed at patients considering entering INTERLACE, a trial investigating the treatment of cervical cancer. The videos feature two INTERLACE patients who underwent treatment at University College Hospital (UCLH), as well as interviews with trial chief investigator Dr Mary McCormack (pictured) and UCLH cancer nurses Karen Summerville and Egla Aitkens. 

You can watch them using the links below:

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