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Ovarian Cancer Patient Questionnaire on Genetic Testing

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: June 13, 2007
Last updated: July 31, 2012
Last verified: July 2012
The objective of this study is to evaluate the willingness of patients with ovarian cancer to undergo genetic testing, given the cost, their understanding and acceptance of genetic testing and the possibility of targeted therapy.

Condition Intervention
Ovarian Cancer
Behavioral: Questionnaire

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Questionnaire for Ovarian Cancer Patients Regarding Acceptance and Willingness to Undergo Genetic Testing

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Further study details as provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Participants' Response to Survey Questions (Yes/No) [ Time Frame: 15-20 minutes to complete survey ]

Enrollment: 237
Study Start Date: June 2007
Study Completion Date: October 2008
Primary Completion Date: October 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Patients with ovarian cancer Behavioral: Questionnaire
A questionnaire will be completed.
Other Name: Survey

Detailed Description:

All eligible patients being seen in the Gynecology Center at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and at Gynecologic Oncology of Houston for follow-up or a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer will be asked to participate in this study by completing a questionnaire.

This study will end when 400 completed questionnaires have been collected. We estimate that 40-60 ovarian cancer patients are seen in the Gynecology Center at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center each week and that 20- 40 ovarian cancer patients are seen at Gynecologic Oncology of Houston each week. The completion of 400 questionnaires will provide adequate data to address our question in an expeditious time frame. The initial phase of this study is exploratory and does not involve a comparison group.


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
Study participants with a diagnosis of ovarian cancer.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must have the diagnosis of ovarian cancer.
  • Patients must be at least 18 years of age at the time of enrollment.
  • Patients must be able to read and write in the English language.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients that are unable to speak or write in the English language. Currently, the investigators' resources in genetic counseling are limited. In the future, they plan to expand the questionnaire and study to include additional languages.
  • Patients having previously undergone BRCA genetic testing.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00486707

United States, Texas
U.T.M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Karen H. Lu, MD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00486707     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2006-0996
Study First Received: June 13, 2007
Last Updated: July 31, 2012

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Ovarian Cancer
Genetic Testing

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ovarian Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Gonadal Disorders processed this record on April 26, 2017