A Randomized Controlled Trial of Robotic versus Open Radical Hysterectomy for Cervical Cancer (ROCC trial)


This study is to investigate if robotic assisted laparoscopy (small incision surgery), is worse than open surgery (otherwise known as a laparotomy) when performing a radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer. Previous research has been done and shown that patients receiving laparoscopy had an increased risk of recurrence of their cervical cancer. But since that time a lot has been learned and improvements have been made, hence why we are relooking at the differences between the two surgical approaches.

I'm interested

18 years and over
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
Inclusion Criteria:

• 18 years or older
• confirmed cervical cancer with the histological type of adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, or adenosquamous carcinoma (Including glassy cell)
• Stage IA2, IBI, IB2 cancer
• able to care for self and do light work
Exclusion Criteria:

• unable to have a MRI
• history of prior pelvic or abdominal radiotherapy
• history of cancer less than 5 years ago with the exception of non-melanoma skin cancer.

Cancer, Women's Health

Cervical Cancer

Maria Pecoraro -
Colleen Rivard
See this study on