for females ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at La Jolla, California
study started
estimated completion
Principal Investigator
by Jyoti Mayadev, MD
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Jyoti Mayadev



Brachytherapy is a highly technical and integral component of the definitive treatment of gynecologic cancers [1]. To enhance provider communication and patient engagement, our study investigates a video consent on impact of patient treatment-related outcomes. The study team will use a detailed brachytherapy video in addition to the standard brachytherapy verbal consent to evaluate patient-reported satisfaction and patient anxiety for gynecologic high-dose rate brachytherapy (a radiation procedure).

Official Title

Prospective, Randomized Evaluation of Patient Reported Knowledge and Satisfaction Following the Use of an Enhanced Gynecologic Brachytherapy-Specific Educational Video


1:1 randomized trial using blocked randomization based on chronologic arrival in clinic, a group of patients will be randomized to the standard of care verbal consent (Arm A), or the standard of care consent plus the online brachytherapy informed video consent (Arm B). There will be three time points for the collection: After the standard consent process as the baseline, following the standard only vs standard and educational video consent process prior to the first brachytherapy procedure, and prior to the last brachytherapy procedure. The patients in the brachytherapy video consent process will be watching this online. The patient will be given a specific log in to use, and study researchers will be able to track the number of times the patient watches the video and the completion of the video view. The patient is allowed to watch the video as many times as desired


Cervical Cancer Uterine Cancer Uterine Neoplasms Brachytherapy video


You can join if…

Open to females ages 18 years and up

  1. Patient has the ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent.
  2. Patient must be female, all races and ethnic groups are eligible.
  3. Must be > 18 years of age, or have parental approval for inclusion.
  4. Must carry a diagnosis of gynecologic malignancy.
  5. Is deemed to require high-dose rate gynecologic brachytherapy procedure (intracavitary, hybrid intracavitary/interstitial, or interstitial).
  6. Any prior external beam radiation therapy is allowed.
  7. Any performance status is allowed.
  8. Women of child-bearing potential and men with partners of child-bearing potential must agree to use adequate contraception (hormonal or barrier method of birth control; abstinence) prior to study entry, for the duration of study participation, and for # days following completion of therapy. Should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while participating in this study, she should inform her treating physician immediately.
  9. A woman of child-bearing potential is any female (regardless of sexual orientation, having undergone a tubal ligation, or remaining celibate by choice) who meets the following criteria:
  10. Has not undergone a hysterectomy or bilateral oophorectomy; or
  11. Has not been naturally postmenopausal for at least 12 consecutive months (i.e., has had menses at any time in the preceding 12 consecutive months)

You CAN'T join if...

    1. Patient has had prior high-dose rate gynecologic brachytherapy at any point in the past.
  • . Patient is a non English speaker
  • Patient is unable to watch the video
  • Patient declines consent to the study
  • Study-specific exclusion criteria.
  • Patient has a severe or uncontrolled medical disorder that would, in the investigator's opinion, impair ability to receive study treatment (i.e., uncontrolled diabetes, chronic renal disease, chronic pulmonary disease or active, uncontrolled infection, psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements).


  • Moores UC San Diego Cancer Center accepting new patients
    La Jolla California 92093 United States

Lead Scientist at UCSD

  • Jyoti Mayadev, MD
    Professor Of Clinical, Radiation Medicine and Applied Science, Vc-health Sciences-schools. Authored (or co-authored) 77 research publications


accepting new patients
Start Date
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University of California, San Diego
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Expecting 80 study participants
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