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Views and Attitudes of Oncologists and Geriatricians on the Use of Chemotherapy and Hormone Therapy in Treating Older and/or Frail Women With Breast Cancer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00478283
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 24, 2007
Last Update Posted : February 9, 2010
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by:
City of Hope Medical Center

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: A patient's age, health, and ability to perform daily activities may affect which treatment options are offered by doctors to older and/or frail women with breast cancer.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying the views and attitudes of oncologists and geriatricians on the use of chemotherapy and hormone therapy in treating older and/or frail women with breast cancer.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Breast Cancer Other: survey administration Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES:

  • Evaluate the attitudes and perspectives of 150 oncologists and 150 geriatricians or primary care providers regarding the adjuvant treatment of older women with breast cancer of varying ages, health, and functional status.
  • Determine whether homogeneity exists in treatment recommendations.
  • Determine the relative impact of chronological age, baseline health, and functional status on treatment recommendations.

OUTLINE: Participants complete a 25-minute online survey regarding their treatment recommendations for older women with breast cancer of varying ages, health, and functional status.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 300 participants will be accrued for this study.


Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 300 participants
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Perspectives and Attitudes on the Use of Adjuvant Chemotherapy and Hormonal Therapy in Older and/or Frail Women: A Survey of Oncologists and Geriatricians
Study Start Date : December 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2007

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Breast Cancer
U.S. FDA Resources




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Attitudes and perspectives of health professionals
  2. Homogeneity of treatment recommendations
  3. Relative impact of chronological age, baseline health, and functional status on treatment recommendations


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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Participants must meet 1 of the following criteria:

    • Oncologist:

      • Must have been in practice ≥ 2 years
      • Must have ≥ 25 postmenopausal breast cancer patients on adjuvant hormonal therapy
      • Cannot work for an advertising agency, market research company, manufacturer or distributor of pharmaceutical products, a pharmacy, drug store, or the FDA
    • Geriatrician:

      • Must have been in practice ≥ 2 years
      • Must be a general practitioner, family practitioner, internal medicine specialist, or geriatrician and received a certificate of added qualification in geriatric medicine and/or treating at least 5 postmenopausal patients who have a history of breast cancer or are currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer
      • Cannot work for an advertising agency, market research company, manufacturer or distributor of pharmaceutical products, a pharmacy, drug store, or the FDA

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Not specified

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

  • Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00478283


Sponsors and Collaborators
City of Hope Medical Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Arti Hurria, MD City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center

Responsible Party: Arti Hurria MD, City of Hope Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00478283     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000540280
P30CA033572 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
CHNMC-06187
First Posted: May 24, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 9, 2010
Last Verified: February 2010

Keywords provided by City of Hope Medical Center:
breast cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases