Evaluation of Memory Skills in Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy for Brain Metastases
RATIONALE: Assessment of patients undergoing radiation therapy may help to determine the effects of the treatment and may help improve cancer treatment.
PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying the memory skills in patients receiving radiation therapy for brain metastases.
Procedure: management of therapy complications
Procedure: quality-of-life assessment
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
|Official Title:||A Feasibility Study of Neurocognitive Evaluation in Patients Treated for Brain Metastases|
- Feasibility of performing a test battery of neurocognitive and quality of life measures [ Time Frame: From registration to one month post radiation therapy ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||November 2000|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Whole brain radiation therapy + neurocognitive assessments
Whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT) with neurocognitive assessments done pre and post WBRT.
|Procedure: management of therapy complications Procedure: quality-of-life assessment|
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the feasibility of performing a test battery consisting of five neurocognitive measures and a quality of life instrument following radiotherapy in patients with brain metastases.
OUTLINE: Patients undergo radiotherapy 5 days a week for 3 weeks. Quality of life and neurocognitive function is assessed before study, at completion of radiotherapy, and at 1 month after completion of radiotherapy. Patients are followed at 1 month.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 50 patients will be accrued for this study over 5 months.
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|Study Chair:||William F. Regine, MD||Lucille P. Markey Cancer Center at University of Kentucky|