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Questionnaire in Screening Older Patients With Cancer

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: August 21, 2009
Last updated: May 12, 2011
Last verified: May 2011

RATIONALE: A screening questionnaire may help doctors plan better treatment for older patients with cancer.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying a questionnaire in screening older patients with cancer.

Condition Intervention
Breast Cancer Colorectal Cancer Head and Neck Cancer Lung Cancer Lymphoma Prostate Cancer Other: medical chart review Other: screening questionnaire administration Procedure: comparison of screening methods Procedure: quality-of-life assessment

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Screening
Official Title: Validation of a Screening Tool in Geriatric Oncology

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Validation of G8 screening tool

Estimated Enrollment: 1650
Study Start Date: June 2008
Primary Completion Date: May 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:



  • Validate a new screening tool (G8).


  • Validate the French version of the screening tool "Vulnerable Elders Survey (VES-13)".
  • Evaluate the merits of the screening tools (G8 and VES-13).
  • Assess the screening tool in specific populations.
  • Assess the number and type of interventions proposed after thorough geriatric assessment.
  • Compare the two new tools (G8 vs VES-13).

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

During the first consultation, patients have an initial clinical evaluation questionnaire comprising the G8. They also complete the self-questionnaire VES-13. Within 30 days, patients have a thorough geriatric assessment, including quality of life and physical function, by a physician without access to the G8 or VES-13 questionnaires. A blood specimen is also collected.

Information on health status and quality of life is collected from medical records or from the doctor after 1 and 5 years.


Ages Eligible for Study:   70 Years and older   (Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Histologically confirmed cancer including the following types:

    • Colon
    • Rectal
    • Lung
    • Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck
    • Breast
    • Prostate
    • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Planning to undergo first-time treatment comprising medicine, surgery, or radiotherapy


  • No persons deprived of liberty or under guardianship
  • No psychological, familial, social, or geographical reasons that would make monitoring clinically impossible


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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00963911

Institut Bergonie
Bordeaux, France, 33076
Sponsors and Collaborators
Institut Bergonié
Principal Investigator: Pierre Soubeyran, MD, PhD Institut Bergonié
  More Information Identifier: NCT00963911     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000637122
IB 2008-06
Study First Received: August 21, 2009
Last Updated: May 12, 2011

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
colon cancer
rectal cancer
non-small cell lung cancer
small cell lung cancer
hypopharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma
laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma
laryngeal verrucous carcinoma
lip and oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma
oral cavity verrucous carcinoma
nasopharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma
oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma
paranasal sinus and nasal cavity squamous cell carcinoma
salivary gland squamous cell carcinoma
prostate cancer
breast cancer
adult non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Neoplasms
Prostatic Neoplasms
Colorectal Neoplasms
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
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