Women

Mayo Clinic: Prospective Registry of Gynecologic Patients With Extramammary Paget's Disease Study

The Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN, USA) is currently recruiting women with vulvar Extramammary Paget's Disease for an EMPD study. This includes EMPD of the vulva, vagina or perianal EMPD. The 25-year study will allow physicians to better understand EMPD. The researchers also want to learn more about the microorganisms (microbiome) that live on or near the areas of skin affected by EMPD, in order to better understand this condition. Tumor tissues will be obtained in order to perform tumor molecular profiling to identify targetable somatic mutations in EMPD. This EMPD study is for women only. More information on the Prospective Registry of Gynecologic Patients With Extramammary Paget's Disease study can be found here

Interventions for the treatment of Paget’s disease of the vulva

Authors’ conclusions: We found no reliable evidence to inform decisions about different interventions for women with Paget’s disease of the vulva. Ideally, a multicentre RCT of reasonable size is needed. In particular, evidence regarding the increasing use of imiquimod would be helpful to women and clinicians alike. Well-designed non-randomised studies, that use multivariate analysis to adjust for baseline imbalances, as well as other key methodological strengths, are also lacking.