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Quality of Life in Patients Who Have Undergone Previous Treatment for Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00278239
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2006 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : January 18, 2006
Last Update Posted : September 20, 2013
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Questionnaires that measure quality of life may improve the ability to plan treatment for patients with primitive neuroectodermal tumors.

PURPOSE: This phase III trial is studying quality of life in patients who have undergone previous treatment for primitive neuroectodermal tumors.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors Cognitive/Functional Effects Long-term Effects Secondary to Cancer Therapy in Children Psychosocial Effects of Cancer and Its Treatment Procedure: cognitive assessment Procedure: psychosocial assessment and care Procedure: quality-of-life assessment

Detailed Description:



  • Determine the quality of survival of patients in the UK and other European countries enrolled in previous International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) 2 or 3 phase III trials for treatment of pediatric primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET).
  • Compare the quality of survival between children allocated to different treatments in these trials.


  • Determine the framework that will allow similar information to be collected across all participating countries in the PNET 4 trial that opened in autumn 2002.

OUTLINE: This is a cross-sectional, multicenter study.

Pediatric oncologists, teachers, patients ≥ 12 years old, and parents of children age 3-11 years old complete six questionnaires to assess the patients' motor and sensory function, cognition, behavior, emotion, educational provision and achievement, social integration, and the subjective experience of the patients and their families.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 229 patients will be accrued for this study.

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Study Type : Observational
Official Title: Study of Outcome of Children Previously Enrolled in European Trials of Treatment for Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumour (PNET)
Study Start Date : June 2002

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Quality of life (QOL) as measured by QOL questionnaire

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Quality of survival compared among children undergoing different treatments by Health Utilities Index

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Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 24 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Surviving primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) patients previously enrolled in International Pediatric Oncology Society (SIOP) 2 or 3 phase III treatment trials
  • Surviving PNET patients eligible for and treated according to PNET 3 protocol but not randomized
  • No metastatic disease at time of allocation to treatment
  • No current progressive disease


  • No patient deemed unsuitable for this study by treating clinician


  • Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00278239

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Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children
Dublin, Ireland, 12
United Kingdom
Birmingham Children's Hospital
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom, B4 6NH
Institute of Child Health at University of Bristol
Bristol, England, United Kingdom, BS2 8AE
Addenbrooke's Hospital at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom, CB2 2QQ
Leeds Cancer Centre at St. James's University Hospital
Leeds, England, United Kingdom, LS9 7TF
Leicester Royal Infirmary
Leicester, England, United Kingdom, LE1 5WW
Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital, Alder Hey
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom, L12 2AP
Royal London Hospital
London, England, United Kingdom, E1 1BB
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust
London, England, United Kingdom, WC1N 3JH
Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospitals NHS Trust
Manchester, England, United Kingdom, M27 4HA
Sir James Spence Institute of Child Health
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, United Kingdom, NE1 4LP
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom, NG7 2UH
Oxford Radcliffe Hospital
Oxford, England, United Kingdom, 0X3 9DU
Children's Hospital - Sheffield
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom, S10 2TH
Southampton General Hospital
Southampton, England, United Kingdom, SO16 6YD
Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust - Surrey
Sutton, England, United Kingdom, SM2 5PT
Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, BT12 6BE
Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom, AB25 2ZG
Royal Hospital for Sick Children
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, EH9 1LF
Royal Hospital for Sick Children
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, G3 8SJ
Childrens Hospital for Wales
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom, CF14 4XW
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group
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Study Chair: Colin Kennedy University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00278239     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000454509
First Posted: January 18, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 20, 2013
Last Verified: April 2006
Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
long-term effects secondary to cancer therapy in children
psychosocial effects of cancer and its treatment
cognitive/functional effects
childhood supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumor
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Nervous System Neoplasms
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors, Primitive
Neoplasms by Site
Nervous System Diseases
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial