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Aging and Cancer Effects (ACE) Study

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Wisconsin, Madison Identifier:
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: October 1, 2015
Last verified: September 2010


  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.

Breast Cancer Lung Cancer

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Aging and Cancer: The Effects of Comorbidities on Cancer and it's Treatment

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Further study details as provided by University of Wisconsin, Madison:

Enrollment: 34
Study Start Date: February 2005
Study Completion Date: December 2009
Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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: 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
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Wisconsin, Madison Identifier: NCT00204880     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2004-0341
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: October 1, 2015 processed this record on August 18, 2017