The HIV/Cervical Cancer Prevention 'CASCADE' Clinical Trials Network seeks to evaluate innovative approaches for overcoming barriers and reducing failures in the cervical cancer screening and treatment cascade for women living with HIV.
The proposed multicenter network will conduct pragmatic
clinical trials to evaluate the effectiveness of clinically proven interventions in intended-use settings with a goal to optimize the cervical cancer screening, management, and precancer treatment cascade for women living with HIV.
These trials will focus on the health care continuum for secondary cervical cancer prevention, i.e., increasing screening uptake, improving management of screen positives, facilitating precancer treatment access, and optimizing precancer treatments.
Data from these trials will be used to provide the necessary evidence to refine clinical practice guidelines and inform public health policy with a goal to generate crucial actionable evidence for improving cervical cancer prevention implementation programs.
The U24 cooperative agreement mechanism-funded Network Coordinating Center will coordinate all network activities, including concept and protocol review processes, provide centralized data management support, conduct independent clinical trials auditing for the network trials, and interface with network grantees for augmenting study training, reporting, and quality assurance activities.