Delayed Nausea and Vomiting in Patients With Colorectal Cancer Receiving Oxaliplatin

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 7, 2008
Results First Posted : March 18, 2011
Last Update Posted : October 26, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Beth Israel Medical Center

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Learning how often patients experience nausea and vomiting after receiving anti-vomiting medicine and chemotherapy for colorectal cancer may help doctors plan better treatment and improve patients' quality of life.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying delayed nausea and vomiting in patients with colorectal cancer receiving standard anti-vomiting medicine during the first course of chemotherapy.

Condition or disease
Colorectal Cancer Nausea Vomiting

Detailed Description:


  • To assess the prevalence of delayed nausea and vomiting in patients with colorectal cancer receiving standard anti-emetic medications during the first course of an oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy regimen (mFOLFOX6 or FOLFOX7).

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients undergo collection of demographic, diagnostic, and treatment data at baseline. Patients complete the Functional Living Index-Emesis (FLIE) questionnaire at baseline prior to first chemotherapy infusion and at 5-7 days. Patients also fill out daily patient diaries about symptoms of nausea and vomiting, and use of medications to prevent these symptoms over days 1-5.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 64 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Prevalence of Delayed Nausea and Vomiting in Patients Being Treated With Oxaliplatin-based Regimens (mFOLFOX6 or FOLFOX7) for Colorectal Cancer
Study Start Date : June 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2008

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Drug Information available for: Oxaliplatin

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percentages of Participants by Gender Who Reported Nausea During the First Week of Chemotherapy [ Time Frame: Week 1 of FOLFOX chemotherapy ]
  2. Impact of Nausea and Vomiting on the Patient's Quality of Life as Measured by the Functional Living Index - Emesis Scale at 5-7 Days [ Time Frame: Week 1 ]
    Scale describing impact of nausea and vomiting on quality of life on a seven-point Likert Scale with higher score indicating worse quality of life.

  3. Number of Participants by History of Nausea Who Reported Nausea During the First Week of Chemotherapy [ Time Frame: week 1 ]
    Number of participants with factors associated with increased frequency of nausea in the first cycle of chemotherapy, including history of motion sickness, history of pregnancy-related morning sickness, history of prior chemotherapy, and history of nausea associated with prior chemotherapy

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients receiveing chemotherapy including oxaliplatin at the ambulatory care center


  • Diagnosis of colorectal cancer
  • Currently receiving OR scheduled to receive the first course of either of the following chemotherapy regimens:

    • mFOLFOX6
    • FOLFOX7
  • No clinical or imaging evidence of brain metastasis


  • Able to maintain a diary and complete a standardized quality of life questionnaire in English


  • See Disease Characteristics
  • More than 90 days since prior aprepitant

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00729677

United States, New York
Beth Israel Medical Center - Philipps Ambulatory Care Center
New York, New York, United States, 10003
Sponsors and Collaborators
Beth Israel Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Stewart Barry Fleishman, MD Beth Israel Medical Center

Responsible Party: Beth Israel Medical Center Identifier: NCT00729677     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 237-04
First Posted: August 7, 2008    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: March 18, 2011
Last Update Posted: October 26, 2015
Last Verified: October 2015

Keywords provided by Beth Israel Medical Center:
nausea and vomiting
colon cancer
rectal cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms
Antineoplastic Agents