Views and Attitudes of Oncologists and Geriatricians on the Use of Chemotherapy and Hormone Therapy in Treating Older and/or Frail Women With Breast Cancer

This study has been completed.
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Collaborator:
Information provided by:
City of Hope Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00478283
First received: May 23, 2007
Last updated: February 5, 2010
Last verified: February 2010
  Purpose

RATIONALE: A patient's age, health, and ability to perform daily activities may affect which treatment options are offered by doctors to older and/or frail women with breast cancer.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying the views and attitudes of oncologists and geriatricians on the use of chemotherapy and hormone therapy in treating older and/or frail women with breast cancer.


Condition Intervention
Breast Cancer
Other: survey administration

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Perspectives and Attitudes on the Use of Adjuvant Chemotherapy and Hormonal Therapy in Older and/or Frail Women: A Survey of Oncologists and Geriatricians

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Further study details as provided by City of Hope Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Attitudes and perspectives of health professionals [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Homogeneity of treatment recommendations [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Relative impact of chronological age, baseline health, and functional status on treatment recommendations [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: December 2006
Study Completion Date: October 2007
Primary Completion Date: October 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES:

  • Evaluate the attitudes and perspectives of 150 oncologists and 150 geriatricians or primary care providers regarding the adjuvant treatment of older women with breast cancer of varying ages, health, and functional status.
  • Determine whether homogeneity exists in treatment recommendations.
  • Determine the relative impact of chronological age, baseline health, and functional status on treatment recommendations.

OUTLINE: Participants complete a 25-minute online survey regarding their treatment recommendations for older women with breast cancer of varying ages, health, and functional status.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 300 participants will be accrued for this study.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Participants must meet 1 of the following criteria:

    • Oncologist:

      • Must have been in practice ≥ 2 years
      • Must have ≥ 25 postmenopausal breast cancer patients on adjuvant hormonal therapy
      • Cannot work for an advertising agency, market research company, manufacturer or distributor of pharmaceutical products, a pharmacy, drug store, or the FDA
    • Geriatrician:

      • Must have been in practice ≥ 2 years
      • Must be a general practitioner, family practitioner, internal medicine specialist, or geriatrician and received a certificate of added qualification in geriatric medicine and/or treating at least 5 postmenopausal patients who have a history of breast cancer or are currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer
      • Cannot work for an advertising agency, market research company, manufacturer or distributor of pharmaceutical products, a pharmacy, drug store, or the FDA

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Not specified

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

  • Not specified
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00478283

Sponsors and Collaborators
City of Hope Medical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Arti Hurria, MD Beckman Research Institute
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Arti Hurria MD, City of Hope Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00478283     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000540280, P30CA033572, CHNMC-06187
Study First Received: May 23, 2007
Last Updated: February 5, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by City of Hope Medical Center:
breast cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 28, 2014