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Quality-of-Life Study of Patients With Previously Treated Ovarian Cancer

This study has been terminated.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by:
Gynecologic Oncology Group Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: June 7, 2013
Last verified: November 2005

RATIONALE: Quality-of-life assessment of patients undergoing cancer treatment may help determine the intermediate- and long-term effects of treatment in patients with cancer.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial studies the quality of life in patients with previously treated ovarian cancer.

Condition Intervention
Ovarian Cancer Procedure: psychosocial assessment and care Procedure: quality-of-life assessment

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Quality of Life in Ovarian Germ Cell Cancer Survivors

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Further study details as provided by Gynecologic Oncology Group:

Study Start Date: April 1999
Primary Completion Date: July 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Compare quality of life in terms of health status, sexual functioning, psychological/emotional well being, and social functioning in ovarian germ cell cancer survivors vs a matched healthy control group. II. Predict quality of life in these patients through the additive effects of cancer diagnosis and treatment, sociodemographic characteristics, other stressors, and social network variables.

OUTLINE: Patients identify up to 3 healthy acquaintance controls within 3 years of the same age. Patients and controls complete a written questionnaire, which takes about 30 minutes, and a telephone interview, which takes about 1 hour, to assess quality of life.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 190 patients and 190 healthy controls will be accrued for this study within 2 years.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: History of early or advanced ovarian germ cell tumors Continuously disease free for at least 2 years prior to study Must have been enrolled on GOG protocols 45, 78, 90, and 116 or similar protocols of cisplatin-based chemotherapy at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Not specified Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Not specified Other: Must be able to complete a written questionnaire and telephone interview in English

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy Surgery: Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00003794

United States, California
Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Orange, California, United States, 92868
United States, Illinois
Evanston Northwestern Health Care
Evanston, Illinois, United States, 60201
United States, Indiana
Indiana University Cancer Center
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202-5289
United States, Texas
University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030-4009
Sponsors and Collaborators
Gynecologic Oncology Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Stephen D. Williams, MD Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center
  More Information

Williams SD, Miller AM, Cella D, et al.: Relationship issues and sexual functioning in ovarian germ cell cancer survivors. [Abstract] Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 20: A-845, 2001. Identifier: NCT00003794     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000066937
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: June 7, 2013

Keywords provided by Gynecologic Oncology Group:
stage I ovarian germ cell tumor
stage II ovarian germ cell tumor
stage III ovarian germ cell tumor
stage IV ovarian germ cell tumor
recurrent ovarian germ cell tumor

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ovarian Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Gonadal Disorders processed this record on June 21, 2017