QOL & Functional Outcomes After Combined Modality Tx for Anal CA: Comparison of Conventional vs IMRT
The purpose of this study is show that intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), as compared with conventional radiotherapy, improves the precision of tumor targeting and reduces the acute and late effects of radiation toxicity when used to treat anal cancer. Results from this work will provide a basis for incorporating the use of IMRT to treat anal cancer in future treatment protocols.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Quality of Life and Functional Outcomes After Combined Modality Therapy for Anal Cancer: A Comparison of Conventional Versus Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (ANAL0002)|
- Evaluate the late effects of radiation treatment [ Time Frame: one day ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Quality of life questionnaires
|Study Start Date:||September 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||September 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
The objectives of this study are three-fold. First, we would like to learn and compare the doses of radiation received by the tumor and the normal tissues in anal cancer patients treated with IMRT, and in those treated with conventional radiotherapy. Second, we wish to compare the acute effects of radiation treatment in both groups of patients. Our third objective is to evaluate the late effects of radiation treatment in both groups of patients. The first two objectives will be studied using a retrospective analysis of patients with anal cancer treated at Stanford University Medical Center. The third objective will require these patients to complete and return three quality of life questionnaires.
|United States, California|
|Stanford University School of Medicine|
|Stanford, California, United States, 94305|
|Principal Investigator:||Mark Lane Welton||Stanford University|