Effect of Chemotherapy Given Either by Mouth or by Infusion on the Quality of Life of Patients With Recurrent Ovarian Epithelial Cancer

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 16, 2004
Last Update Posted : February 21, 2011
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by:
Northwestern University

Brief Summary:

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

PURPOSE: This clinical trial studies the effects of chemotherapy given by mouth versus chemotherapy given by infusion on quality of life in patients with recurrent ovarian epithelial cancer.

Condition or disease
Ovarian Cancer Malignant Tumor of Peritoneum Quality of Life

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the impact of oral versus parenteral chemotherapy on quality of life (QOL) in patients with recurrent ovarian epithelial cancer. II. Evaluate the QOL over time in this patient population. III. Determine the impact of disease symptoms, treatment side effects, performance status, and CA-125 levels on QOL assessment in this patient population.

OUTLINE: Patients receive a baseline quality of life (QOL) assessment, an attitudes/preference survey, and a performance status assessment at the time of diagnosis of recurrent disease. Patients are nonrandomly assigned to treatment with either IV or oral chemotherapy using drugs based on National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines, prior treatment history, and patient preference. QOL and performance status assessments are obtained again at 3 and 6 months during treatment. Attitudes/preferences are assessed at 6 months. Patients are withdrawn from study if treatment regimen is changed from oral to IV, or from IV to oral during this 6 months.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 74 patients will be accrued for this study over 12 months.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 40 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: The Impact of Oral Chemotherapy on Quality of Life in Patients With Recurrent Epithelial Ovarian Cancer
Study Start Date : November 1999
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2002
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2002

Oral chemotherapy
Parenteral chemotherapy

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients determined to have recurrent, persistent, or progressive cancer and scheduled to undergo either oral or parenteral chemotherapy as prescribed by the treating physician.

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Newly diagnosed recurrent ovarian epithelial cancer or recurrent primary peritoneal cancer as evidenced by new clinical or radiologic detected mass or rising serum CA-125 level No progressive disease with ongoing treatment

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Not specified Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Not specified Other: Fluent in English Not pregnant or nursing

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: Not specified Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: Not specified Surgery: Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00004909

United States, Illinois
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611-3013
Sponsors and Collaborators
Northwestern University
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Elizabeth Calhoun, PhD Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center

Responsible Party: Elizabeth Calhoun, Northwestern University Identifier: NCT00004909     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NU 98Q3
First Posted: March 16, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 21, 2011
Last Verified: February 2011

Keywords provided by Northwestern University:
recurrent ovarian epithelial cancer
peritoneal cavity cancer
quality of life

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ovarian Neoplasms
Peritoneal Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Gonadal Disorders
Abdominal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Peritoneal Diseases