Surgical Myomectomy Followed by Oral Myfembree Versus Standard of Care Trial (SOUL)

University of Chicago (Other)
Overall Status
Not yet recruiting ID
Myovant Sciences GmbH (Industry)

Study Details

Study Description

Brief Summary

In this project, the proposition is that the use of daily dosed Myfembree ( a combination of relugolix with estradiol and norethindrone acetate), FDA-approved medication to treat heavy menses fibroid-related symptoms, has the potential to delay the recurrence of fibroid symptoms, prolong the improved quality of life and delay the need for re-intervention after uterine sparing surgery versus the routine standard of care.

Condition or Disease Intervention/Treatment Phase
  • Drug: Myfembree Oral Product
Phase 4

Study Design

Study Type:
Anticipated Enrollment :
136 participants
Intervention Model:
Parallel Assignment
None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose:
Official Title:
Surgical Myomectomy Followed by Oral Myfembree Versus Standard of Care Trial.
Anticipated Study Start Date :
Oct 1, 2022
Anticipated Primary Completion Date :
Oct 1, 2025
Anticipated Study Completion Date :
Apr 1, 2026

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/Treatment
Experimental: Study drug Myfembree

Participants will be asked to take a once-daily tablet of Myfembree ( relugolix 40 mg, estradiol 1 mg, and norethindrone acetate 0.5 mg) for 24 months.

Drug: Myfembree Oral Product
The study drug Myfembree will be taken orally with water, once daily, at approximately the same time, with or without food. Each tablet of Myfembree contains Relugolix 40mg, estradiol 1mg, and norethindrone acetate 0.5 mg.

No Intervention: Standard of Care

The standard of care will depend on the participant's type of surgery, health history, and clinical symptoms. It often includes pain management, bleeding management, physical exams, pelvic ultrasound, birth control, and Surgical reintervention.

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures

  1. Fibroid recurrence on ultrasound after myomectomy. [36 months]

    Fibroid recurrence when compared to the post-myomectomy baseline pelvic ultrasound (transvaginal and/or transabdominal), defined as a new fibroid identified on ultrasound with a volume >1 cm3.

Secondary Outcome Measures

  1. Participants' quality of life assessed by the Quality of Life Questionnaire. [36 months]

    The Quality of life questionnaire: UFS-QOL ( Uterine Fibroid symptoms & Health Related-Quality of Life) is a self-reported questionnaire used to measure symptoms and health-related quality of life in women with uterine fibroids. The questionnaire contains 8 items concerning uterine fibroid symptoms and 29 items concerning health-related quality of life. Each item has a score (1-5), and the scores are summed so that a higher score indicates a higher quality of life.

  2. Work Productivity and Activity Impairment assessed by Work Productivity and Activity Impairment Questionnaire. [36 months]

    The Work Productivity and Activity Impairment Questionnaire( WPAI: SHP) is a self-reported questionnaire assessing the effects of a participant's problem on her ability to work and perform activities on a scale from 0 (problem had no effect on daily activities) to 10 ( problem completely prevent doing daily activities).

  3. Female Sexual Function Impairment assessed by Female Sexual Function Index Questionnaire. [36 months]

    The Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) is a self-reported questionnaire that assesses different domains of sexual function in addition to providing an overall score regarding sexual function. The possible total score ranges from 2 to 36.

  4. Heavy menses recurrence after myomectomy with score ≥ 120 on Pictorial Bleeding Assessment Chart (PBAC). [36 months]

    The Pictorial Bleeding Assessment Chart is a visual scoring system where the participant can directly record the number of her used feminine items (tampons and pads) and the degree to which they are bloodstained.

  5. Pelvic pain recurrence after myomectomy with Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) ≥ 4 at baseline. [36 months]

    The Numerical Rating Scale is a subjective measure in which participants rate their pain on an eleven-point. Possible scores range from 0(no pain) to 10 (worst possible pain).

  6. The need for surgical/non-surgical reintervention for recurrent symptoms after myomectomy reported by the participant and based on her provider's decision. [36 months]

    This will be measured based on the participant's reported symptoms and response to treatment. The re-intervention may include repeat myomectomy, uterine fibroid embolization, radiofrequency ablation, or hysterectomy.

Eligibility Criteria


Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and Older
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Inclusion Criteria:
  • Inclusion Criteria (all inclusion criteria must have been met prior to randomization unless otherwise specified):
  1. Has voluntarily signed and dated the informed consent form prior to initiation of any screening or study-specific procedures

  2. Premenopausal female aged 18 years and older on the day of signing of the informed consent form

  3. Has a diagnosis of uterine fibroids that is confirmed by a pelvic ultrasound (transvaginal and/or transabdominal) performed during the screening period.

  4. Has at least one or more of the following symptoms:

  5. Heavy menses defined as PBAC (Pictorial Bleeding Assessment Chart) score ≥ 120

  6. Pelvic pain during menses measured on NRS (Numeric Pain Rating Scale) ≥ 4 at baseline

  7. Moderately severe fibroid-related symptoms (a score ≥ 25 on the Uterine Fibroid UF quality of life symptoms severity subscale)

  8. Has a negative urine pregnancy test at the Screening, Baseline and interval clinic visits

  9. Agrees to use two forms of non-hormonal contraception (dual contraception) consistently during the screening period and the randomized treatment period. These may include: Diaphragm, cervical cap, spermicides, male and female condoms, copper IUD ( intra uterine device) and sponge. Each one will be explained in detail for the participants. However, the patient is not required to use dual contraception if she:

  10. Has a sexual partner(s) who was vasectomized at least 6 months prior to the screening period.

  11. Had a bilateral tubal occlusion (including ligation and blockage methods such as Essure™), at least 4 months prior to the first screening visit (patients with Essure™ must have prior confirmation of tubal occlusion by hysterosalpingogram);

  12. Is not sexually active with men; periodic sexual relationship(s) with men requires the use of dual non-hormonal contraception as noted above; or

  13. Practices total abstinence from sexual intercourse as her preferred lifestyle; periodic abstinence is not acceptable.

  14. Has an endometrial (aspiration) biopsy, if clinically indicated, performed during the screening period, with results showing no clinically significant endometrial pathology (hyperplasia, endometritis, or endometrial cancer).

  15. If ≥ 40 years of age at the time of the Baseline Day 1 visit, has a normal mammogram (Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System category 1 to 3 or equivalent) during the screening period or within 12 months prior to the screening period.

Exclusion Criteria:
  1. Has transvaginal and/or transabdominal ultrasound during the screening period demonstrating pathology other than uterine fibroids that could be responsible for or contributing to the patient's heavy menstrual bleeding, such as uterine or cervical polyps >1.0 cm, large simple ovarian cyst >4.0 cm, endometrioma(s), or any other clinically significant gynecological disorder determined by the investigator to require further evaluation and/or treatment.

Note: Saline or gel contrast is not routinely required. Use of such contrast is required only when the endometrium cannot be evaluated or when there are ambiguous and potentially exclusionary findings on the transvaginal and/or transabdominal ultrasound (e.g., suspected intrauterine masses, equivocal endometrial findings, etc.)

  1. Has unexplained vaginal bleeding outside of the patient's regular menstrual cycle

  2. Has undergone ultrasound-guided laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation, or any other surgical procedure for fibroids, uterine artery embolization, magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound for fibroids, as well as endometrial ablation for abnormal uterine bleeding within 6 months prior to the Screening visit

  3. Has visually confirmed endometriosis diagnosis: detection of endometriotic lesions during laparoscopy or laparotomy (with or without pathological diagnosis) within the past 10 years.

  4. Has a history of or currently has osteoporosis, or other metabolic bone disease, hyperparathyroidism, hyperprolactinemia, hyperthyroidism, anorexia nervosa, or low traumatic (from the standing position) or atraumatic fracture (toe, finger, skull, face, and ankle fractures are allowed). A history of successfully treated hyperparathyroidism, hyperprolactinemia, or hyperthyroidism is allowed if the patient's bone mineral density is within normal limits

  5. Has a history of the use of bisphosphonates, calcitonin, calcitriol, ipriflavone, teriparatide, denosumab, or any medication other than calcium and vitamin D preparations to treat bone mineral density loss

  6. Anticipated use of systemic glucocorticoids at an oral prednisone-equivalent dose of more than 5 mg every other day during the study. Note: topical, inhaled, intranasal, optic, ophthalmic, intraarticular, or intralesional subcutaneous are permitted without restriction

  7. Gastrointestinal disorder affecting absorption or gastrointestinal motility

  8. Has any additional contraindication to treatment with low-dose estradiol and norethindrone acetate, including:

  9. Current, known, suspected, or history of breast cancer

  10. Current, known, or suspected hormone -dependent neoplasia

  11. High risk of arterial, venous thrombotic disorder or thromboembolic disorder

  1. women over 35 years of age who smoke or women with uncontrolled hypertension

  2. Active thrombotic or thromboembolic disease or history of these conditions prior to the Baseline Day 1 visit or risk factors for such conditions. These conditions include: i. deep vein thrombosis ii. pulmonary embolism iii. vascular disease (e.g., cerebrovascular disease, coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease) iv. inherited or acquired hypercoagulopathies, known protein C, protein S, or antithrombin deficiency, or other known thrombophilia disorders, including Factor V Leiden thrombogenic valvular or thrombogenic rhythm diseases of the heart (for example, subacute bacterial endocarditis with valvular disease, or atrial fibrillation) v. uncontrolled hypertension vi. headaches with focal neurological symptoms or migraine headaches with aura if over 35 years of age vii. Women at increased risks for thrombotic or thromboembolic events

  3. Known anaphylactic reaction or angioedema or hypersensitivity to estradiol or norethindrone acetate

  4. Currently pregnant or lactating, or intends to become pregnant or to donate ova during the study period or within 1 month after the end of the study

  1. Has jaundice or known current active liver disease from any cause, including hepatitis A (HAV IgM), hepatitis B (HBsAg), or hepatitis C (HCV Ab positive, confirmed by HCV RNA);

  2. Has any of the following cervical pathology: high grade cervical neoplasia, atypical glandular cells, atypical endocervical cells, atypical squamous cells favoring high grade. Of note, patients with atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance and low-grade cervical neoplasia may be included in the study if high risk human papilloma virus testing is negative or if DNA testing for human papilloma virus 16 and 18 DNA testing is negative

  3. Has any of the following clinical laboratory abnormalities indicating hepatic or gallbladder impairment:

  4. Alanine aminotransferase or aspartate aminotransferase > 2.0 times the upper limit of normal (ULN), or bilirubin (total bilirubin) > 1.5 x ULN on clinical laboratory testing at either the Screening 1 or Screening 2 visit (or > 2.0 x ULN if secondary to Gilbert syndrome or pattern consistent with Gilbert syndrome);

  5. Estimated glomerular filtration rate < 60 mL/min/m2 using the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease method

  6. Has clinically significant cardiovascular disease including:

  7. Prior history of myocardial infarction

  8. History of angina

  9. History of congestive heart failure

  10. History of clinically significant ventricular arrhythmias such as ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, or torsade de pointes, or Mobitz II second degree or third-degree heart block without a permanent pacemaker in place or untreated supraventricular tachycardia (heart rate ≥ 120 beats per minute)

  11. QT interval by the Fridericia correction formula (QTcF) of > 470 msec

  12. Hypotension, as indicated by systolic blood pressure < 84 millimeters of mercury (mmHg) on 2 repeat measures at least 15 minutes apart or treated ongoing symptomatic orthostatic hypotension with > 20 mmHg decrease in systolic blood pressure one minute or more after assuming an upright position.

  13. Uncontrolled hypertension, as indicated by systolic blood pressure > 160 mmHg on 2 repeat measures at least 15 minutes apart or diastolic blood pressure > 100 mmHg at any screening visit or the Baseline Day 1 visit.

  14. Bradycardia as indicated by a heart rate of < 45 beats per minute on the screening electrocardiogram.

  15. Has been a participant in an investigational drug or device study within the 1 month prior to Screening visit.

  16. Has a history of clinically significant condition(s) including, but not limited to:

  17. Untreated thyroid dysfunction or palpable thyroid abnormality (patients with adequately treated hypothyroidism who are stable on medication are not excluded).

  18. History of malignancy within the past 5 years or ongoing malignancy other than curatively treated nonmelanoma skin cancer or surgically cured Stage 0 in situ melanoma

  19. Any current psychiatric disorder that would, in the opinion of the investigator or medical monitor, impair the ability of the patient to participate in the study or would impair interpretation of their data. Patients with major depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or other psychotic disorders, based on Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5 criteria who have been unstable based on the investigator's or mental health professional's judgement or whose psychiatric drug regimen has changed during the 3 months prior to Screening or is expected to change during the study should not be enrolled. Has a contraindication or history of sensitivity to any of the study treatments or components thereof; or has a history of drug or other allergy that, in the opinion of the investigator or medical monitor, contraindicates study participation

  20. Has a prior (within 1 year of Screening 1 visit) or current history of drug or alcohol abuse disorder according to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V (all patients must be questioned about their drug and alcohol use, and this should be documented in the electronic case report form)

  21. Has participated in a previous clinical study that included the use of Relugolix or has received this treatment within 3 months of the study.

  22. Is an immediate family member, study site employee, or is in a dependent relationship with a study site employee who is involved in the conduct of this study (e.g., spouse, parent, child, or sibling)

  23. Is inappropriate for participation in this study for other reasons, as determined by the investigator, sub-investigator, or medical monitor.

Contacts and Locations


Site City State Country Postal Code
1 University of Chicago South Loop Chicago Illinois United States 60607
2 University of Chicago River East Chicago Illinois United States 60611
3 University of Chicago DCAM Chicago Illinois United States 60637
4 University of Chicago Flossmoor Flossmoor Illinois United States 60422
5 University of Chicago Orland Park Orland Park Illinois United States 60462
6 University of Chicago Schererville Schererville Indiana United States 46375

Sponsors and Collaborators

  • University of Chicago
  • Myovant Sciences GmbH


  • Principal Investigator: Obianuju Sandra Madueke Laveaux, MD MPH, University of Chicago

Study Documents (Full-Text)

None provided.

More Information


None provided.
Responsible Party:
University of Chicago Identifier:
Other Study ID Numbers:
  • IRB22-0282
First Posted:
Sep 14, 2022
Last Update Posted:
Sep 14, 2022
Last Verified:
Sep 1, 2022
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD:
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product:
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product:
Product Manufactured in and Exported from the U.S.:
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Study Results

No Results Posted as of Sep 14, 2022