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Health-Related Outcomes in Patients Who Were Previously Treated for Rhabdomyosarcoma

This study has been completed.
Pediatric Oncology Group
Children's Cancer Group
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: August 19, 2009
Last verified: February 2000

RATIONALE: Cancer treatment may have risks that affect health outcomes later. It is not yet known what health outcomes may be related to previous treatment for rhabdomyosarcoma.

PURPOSE: Study to determine health outcomes in patients who have survived 5 years after receiving treatment for rhabdomyosarcoma on the Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Study Group protocols.

Condition Intervention
Long-term Effects Secondary to Cancer Therapy in Children
Procedure: management of therapy complications
Procedure: quality-of-life assessment

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Study Group: Late Effects After Treatment for Rhabdomyosarcoma

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the frequency of self reported health related outcomes in patients with rhabdomyosarcoma who survived 5 years from diagnosis after treatment on Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Study Group (IRSG) protocols I, II, III, and IV pilot. II. Determine the mortality of these patients and compare this mortality to the general population, especially in the third and fourth decades of life. III. Determine treatment specific risks of developing a second malignancy following treatment of rhabdomyosarcoma and the potential genetic influences (family history of cancer). IV. Determine the association between decreased fertility/offspring and dose, schedule, and total dose of alkylating agents (especially cyclophosphamide) received during treatment and with selected genitourinary and paratesticular primaries. V. Determine the effect of the dose and location of therapeutic radiation for primary head and neck cancer on achieved final height. VI. Determine the association of therapy with doxorubicin (dose and age when received) with cardiac and vascular events.

OUTLINE: Patients (or parent or surviving family member) complete the baseline questionnaire plus other questionnaires (offspring, family history, other topic specific). Medical data is also collected from past records.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 1600 patients will be accrued for this study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Prior registration on Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Study Group Study IRS-I, IRS-II, IRS-III, IRS-IV pilot, IRS-V, or IRS-V pilot, or one of the protocols of IRS-V (D9501, D9502, D9602) AND Survived for 5 years after diagnosis (may be deceased now)

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 5 and over Performance status: Not specified Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Not specified

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: See Disease Characteristics

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00003801

Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Pediatric Oncology Group
Children's Cancer Group
Study Chair: William M. Crist, MD University of Missouri-Columbia
Study Chair: Michael P. Link, MD Stanford University
Study Chair: R. Beverly Raney, MD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  More Information Identifier: NCT00003801     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000066945
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: August 19, 2009

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
long-term effects secondary to cancer therapy in children
previously treated childhood rhabdomyosarcoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms, Muscle Tissue
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
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