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QOL & Functional Outcomes After Combined Modality Tx for Anal CA: Comparison of Conventional vs IMRT

This study has been terminated.
(Inadequate response to SRC letter)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Stanford University Identifier:
First received: December 4, 2007
Last updated: November 29, 2012
Last verified: November 2012
The purpose of this study is show that intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), as compared with conventional radiotherapy, improves the precision of tumor targeting and reduces the acute and late effects of radiation toxicity when used to treat anal cancer. Results from this work will provide a basis for incorporating the use of IMRT to treat anal cancer in future treatment protocols.

Anal Cancer

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Quality of Life and Functional Outcomes After Combined Modality Therapy for Anal Cancer: A Comparison of Conventional Versus Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (ANAL0002)

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Further study details as provided by Stanford University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Evaluate the late effects of radiation treatment [ Time Frame: one day ]
    Quality of life questionnaires

Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: September 2005
Study Completion Date: September 2009
Primary Completion Date: September 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
The objectives of this study are three-fold. First, we would like to learn and compare the doses of radiation received by the tumor and the normal tissues in anal cancer patients treated with IMRT, and in those treated with conventional radiotherapy. Second, we wish to compare the acute effects of radiation treatment in both groups of patients. Our third objective is to evaluate the late effects of radiation treatment in both groups of patients. The first two objectives will be studied using a retrospective analysis of patients with anal cancer treated at Stanford University Medical Center. The third objective will require these patients to complete and return three quality of life questionnaires.

Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Histologically confirmed diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma of the anus

Inclusion Criteria:Histologically confirmed diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma of the anus. Must be able to provide informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:History of new malignancy since the time of treatment for anal cancer. Non-English speaking.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00568425

United States, California
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California, United States, 94305
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stanford University
Principal Investigator: Mark Lane Welton Stanford University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Stanford University Identifier: NCT00568425     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00533325
Other Study ID Numbers: ANAL0002-
96405 ( Other Identifier: Stanford University Alternate IRB Approval Number )
SU-11062007-812 ( Other Identifier: Stanford University )
Study First Received: December 4, 2007
Last Updated: November 29, 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anus Neoplasms
Rectal Neoplasms
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Anus Diseases
Rectal Diseases processed this record on August 17, 2017