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Menstrual Cycle Maintenance and Quality of Life: A Prospective Study

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: NCT00589654
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : January 10, 2008
Last Update Posted : January 4, 2023
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Brief Summary:
Very little is known about the incidence, onset, time course, and symptomatology of premature menopause induced by breast cancer therapy. No prospective study exists. The purpose of the present study is to identify determinants of treatment-related amenorrhea nad its effect on quality of life in a cohort of youg breast cancer patients.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Amenorrhea Menstrual Cycle Breast Cancer Other: Questionnaire

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 810 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Menstrual Cycle Maintenance and Quality of Life: A Prospective Study
Study Start Date : December 1997
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2023
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2023

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Menstruation

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
1 Other: Questionnaire
Data collection instruments will be obtained at baseline and every six months. Follow-up will range between 26-42 months for participants.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The overall goal of the proposed research is to recruit and follow young breast cancer patients aged 45 and younger, in order to examine menstrual cycle maintenance. [ Time Frame: Conclusion of the study ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Examine possible predictors of treatment-related amenorrhea including age, smoking history, race, and treatment variables [ Time Frame: Conclusion of study ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Stage 1-3 breast cancer patients 18-45 years of age will be identified. Those with normal menstrual cycles will be eligible.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Non-institutional (community dwelling) woman of any race
  • Between 18-45 years at the first screening visit
  • Have regular menstrual cycles
  • Diagnosed with invasive breast cancer stage I, II, III within the previous eight months
  • Have physician agreement for patient participation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No menstrual bleeding cycles
  • Psychiatric or psychologic abnormality precluding the informed consent process or which would decrease compliance
  • Previous malignancy (excepting basal and squamous skin cancer and stage 0 cervical cancer)
  • Stage IV breast malignancy
  • Residency outside United States
  • No telephone

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00589654

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United States, New York
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10065
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
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Principal Investigator: Kimberly Van Zee, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00589654    
Other Study ID Numbers: 97-127
First Posted: January 10, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 4, 2023
Last Verified: January 2023
Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:
menstrual cycle
Breast cancer
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Menstruation Disturbances
Pathologic Processes