The Development of a "Mother/Child, Screen, Treat and Vaccinate Program" in Manchay and Iquitos, Peru
The Development of a "Mother/Child, Screen, Treat and Vaccinate Program" in Manchay and Iquitos, Peru (PERCAPS)
  • Phase

    Phase 1
  • Study Type

  • Status

    Completed No Results Posted
  • Study Participants

This project will use a community based participatory research orientation to develop a model for large scale "campaign" preventive healthcare interventions. The investigators have considerable expertise with cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination. The investigators also have well tested methodologies for cervical cancer screening that are highly effective, including self-sampling for HPV and improved specimen transport systems. Therefore, the investigators will use these medical interventions as the model preventive health interventions for this project.
Our research group has recently demonstrated that a self-collected cervico-vaginal sample tested with a very high throughput HR-HPV assay is as sensitive has a direct endocervical physician collected sample. Teamed with a non-liquid transport media the investigators believe the technology is solved to reach large populations in a short period of time. With the majority of the world's medically underserved now living in middle income countries it is not necessary to think simple and small to reach the Earth's needy. The investigators can think high tech and high throughput. The massive volumes possible, with proper organization, will control the per/patient cost. The investigators will think "events", not continuous care. Clearly continuous care is the only way to adequately provide the needed care for many problems. However, many interventions can be confined to events which organize large screening or vaccination days and only when positives are identified from the detection algorithm does the healthcare staff become involved for management. The investigators spend an enormous amount of resources identifying the majority of people who will ultimately test negative. The more local the paradigms and the more involved the community in designing the program, the greater will be the participation and the lost to follow-up segment will shrink. This mother, child, screen, treat and vaccinate program will use cervical cancer prevention as the target preventive healthcare intervention. Using community based research orientation the project will begin with a 3 day education program and collaborative meeting with the women leaders of the communities (promotoras). Collectively the investigators will develop the model for the community to advertise, educate, recruit, register, self-collect the specimens, deliver the samples, and report the results. In addition the logistics of the 3 vaccination schedule for the female children will be organized. The medical staff will be involved only with the management of the positives and the vaccine administration. The observational measures will focus on assessing how effectively each of the steps was accomplished.
Study Started
May 31
Primary Completion
Apr 30
Study Completion
Apr 30
Last Update
Apr 21

Biological Gardasil

Gardasil will be administered to 10-13 year old daughters and granddaughters of study participants according to manufacturers recommended schedule of administration. Gardasil is supplied as 0.5-mL suspension for intramuscular injection at the following schedule: 0, 2 months, 6 months. DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS • 0.5-mL suspension for injection as a single-dose vial and prefilled syringe.


Inclusion Criteria:

Inclusion criteria (adult)

Non pregnant women 30-45 years of age in Manchay, and in Iquitos, with female children or grandchildren ages 10-13 who they are willing to enroll in the study to receive Gardasil vaccination.
No screening or knowledge of the results of a Pap Test in the last 5 years
No hysterectomy
No prior pelvic radiation.
Willing to sign consent form

Inclusion criteria (children)

Female children and grandchildren of a participating women ages 10-13 years
No acute illnesses (clinically evident according to vaccinating staff) - such as fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
No previous vaccination with Gardasil
No reactions to previous dose in their vaccination series
No known yeast allergy
Willing to participate

Exclusion Criteria:

Exclusion criteria (adults)

Patients will be excluded in the study based on the following criteria:

Women younger than 30 years old and older than 45 years old.
Women without female children or grandchildren age 10-13 or who are unwilling to enroll their 10-13 year old female children or grandchildren to receive Gardasil.
Pregnant women.
Patients with known history of hysterectomy or radiation for a pelvic cancer.
Refusal to participate

Exclusion criteria (Children)

Girls younger than 10 years old, and older than 13 years.
acute illnesses (clinically evident according to vaccinating staff) - such as fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
previous vaccination with Gardasil
reactions to a previous dose in their vaccination series
known yeast allergy
Refusal to participate
No Results Posted