Aging and Cancer Effects (ACE) Study

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 20, 2005
Last Update Posted : October 5, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Brief Summary:


  1. Subjective self-reported data can be used to accurately reflect functioning across the 5 key domains.
  2. Cancer and its various treatment modalities will exert detrimental effects on the 5 key domains in older adults with cancer.
  3. Some aspect of baseline patient characteristic will be predictive of cancer-related outcomes.

Condition or disease
Breast Cancer Lung Cancer

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 34 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Aging and Cancer: The Effects of Comorbidities on Cancer and it's Treatment
Study Start Date : February 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2009

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Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Men and women over the age of 55 newly diagnosed with lung, breast, colon or rectal cancer, and with an anticipated life expectancy of at least 2 years for breast cancer patients,1 year for patients with lung cancer, and 2 years for patients with colon or rectal cancer. There is no upper age limit for participation in this study.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Willing to do memory testing
  • Willing to participate in activities of daily living assessment
  • Can use a cane or walker
  • Willing to complete a balance performance assessment, if able.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Currently receiving treatment for cancer.
  • Has a previous history of brain cancer
  • Significant neurological disease other than AD that might affect cognitive function, such as stroke, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, or serious traumatic brain injury.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00204880

United States, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53792
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Principal Investigator: Sanjay Asthana, MD University of Wisconsin, Madison

Responsible Party: University of Wisconsin, Madison Identifier: NCT00204880     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2004-0341
First Posted: September 20, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 5, 2015
Last Verified: September 2010