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Improving Employment in Patients Who Have Survived Cervical Cancer, Uterine Cancer, or Ovarian Cancer

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Wake Forest University Health Sciences Identifier:
First received: September 29, 2006
Last updated: January 17, 2017
Last verified: June 2013

RATIONALE: Finding out which problems affect employment in survivors of gynecologic cancer may help in planning cancer treatment and improve the quality of life of future cancer survivors.

PURPOSE: This research study is looking at ways to improve employment in patients who have survived cervical cancer, uterine cancer, or ovarian cancer.

Condition Intervention
Cervical Cancer Ovarian Cancer Sarcoma Other: counseling intervention Other: study of socioeconomic and demographic variables

Study Type: Interventional
Official Title: Improving Employment Among Gynecologic Cancer Survivors

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Further study details as provided by Wake Forest University Health Sciences:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Development of a structured interview instrument
  • Recruitment strategy

Estimated Enrollment: 70
Study Start Date: February 2006
Primary Completion Date: February 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:


  • Conduct formative work, including 4 to 5 focus groups, leading to development of a structured interview instrument assessing factors related to employment outcomes among women with gynecologic cancers.
  • Pilot a recruitment strategy and administer the interview among a sample of 60 to 70 gynecologic cancer survivors; and, with each woman's permission, a family member, a key health care provider, and her supervisor will be interviewed.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter, pilot study.

Patients complete a survey, meet with a focus group, and undergo a short interview. Patient-designated participants are also interviewed; these individuals may include a health care provider, a significant other, and/or a work supervisor.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 70 patients will be accrued for this study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 120 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Diagnosis of 1 of the following invasive cancers:

    • Cervical cancer
    • Uterine cancer
    • Ovarian cancer
  • Diagnosed ≥ 6 months ago
  • Any stage disease
  • Employed at the time of diagnosis, defined as working for pay ≥ 20 hours/week


  • Not specified


  • Not specified
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00383279

United States, North Carolina
Wake Forest University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27157-1096
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Brigitte E. Miller, MD Wake Forest University Health Sciences
  More Information

Responsible Party: Wake Forest University Health Sciences Identifier: NCT00383279     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CCCWFU-99106
Study First Received: September 29, 2006
Last Updated: January 17, 2017

Keywords provided by Wake Forest University Health Sciences:
recurrent cervical cancer
stage 0 cervical cancer
stage IA cervical cancer
stage IB cervical cancer
stage IIA cervical cancer
stage IIB cervical cancer
stage III cervical cancer
stage IVA cervical cancer
stage IVB cervical cancer
recurrent uterine sarcoma
stage I uterine sarcoma
stage II uterine sarcoma
stage III uterine sarcoma
stage IV uterine sarcoma
borderline ovarian surface epithelial-stromal tumor
ovarian sarcoma
ovarian stromal cancer
recurrent ovarian epithelial cancer
recurrent ovarian germ cell tumor
stage I ovarian epithelial cancer
stage I ovarian germ cell tumor
stage II ovarian epithelial cancer
stage II ovarian germ cell tumor
stage III ovarian epithelial cancer
stage III ovarian germ cell tumor
stage IV ovarian epithelial cancer
stage IV ovarian germ cell tumor

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ovarian Neoplasms
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Gonadal Disorders
Uterine Neoplasms
Uterine Cervical Diseases
Uterine Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017