Cardiac Function and Cardiovascular Risk Profile in Testicular Cancer Patients

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2012 by AHS Cancer Control Alberta.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
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First received: June 23, 2008
Last updated: June 27, 2012
Last verified: June 2012

For many years, researchers and doctors have studied different kinds of treatments to improve the survival of men with testicular cancer. However, recent research has shown that many years later, men who had testicular cancer appear to be at higher risk for developing heart disease (heart attack or heart failure), especially if they received chemotherapy. Since these studies were done many years after men received treatment, there was no way to know if other factors contributed to the health problems they experienced. This study is being done because it would be helpful to study heart function and cardiovascular disease risk factors of men who have been diagnosed with testicular cancer, before and after they receive chemotherapy treatment compared to men who receive treatment with surgery alone.

Testicular Cancer

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Cardiac Function and Cardiovascular Risk Profile in Testicular Cancer Patients

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Further study details as provided by AHS Cancer Control Alberta:

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: September 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2012
Primary Completion Date: May 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Testicular cancer patients who have received surgery and are scheduled for surveillance
Testicular cancer patients who have received surgery and are scheduled for chemotherapy

Detailed Description:

The aim of this pilot study is to examine global and regional LV systolic and diastolic function, cardiac output, cardiac reserve, VO2peak and CVD risk profile in males recently diagnosed with testicular cancer treated with surgery alone or surgery and chemotherapy.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

testicular cancer patients who have recieved surgery and are scheduled for either chemotherapy or surveillance


Inclusion Criteria:

  • surgery and surveillance
  • surgery and multi-cycle chemotherapy
  • both good and intermediate prognosis seminoma and non-seminomatous germ cell testicular tumors
  • Karnofsky performance index > 70%
  • no contraindications to cardiopulmonary testing

Exclusion Criteria:

  • documented cardiovascular disease or evidence of myocardial ischemia on the incremental exercise (VO2peak) test.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00705094

Canada, Alberta
Cross Cancer Institute
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 1Z2
Sponsors and Collaborators
AHS Cancer Control Alberta
Principal Investigator: Mark Haykowsky, PhD University of Alberta
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Responsible Party: AHS Cancer Control Alberta Identifier: NCT00705094     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GU-24167
Study First Received: June 23, 2008
Last Updated: June 27, 2012
Health Authority: Canada: Health Canada

Keywords provided by AHS Cancer Control Alberta:
cardiovascular risk factors
cardiac function

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Testicular Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Genital Diseases, Male
Endocrine System Diseases
Testicular Diseases
Gonadal Disorders processed this record on September 14, 2014