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Quality of Life in Survivors of Gynecologic Cancer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00003795
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 18, 2003
Last Update Posted : May 27, 2013
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by:
Gynecologic Oncology Group

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Quality-of-life assessment in cancer survivors may help determine the long-term effects of having had gynecologic cancer and may help improve the quality of life for future cancer survivors.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying the quality of life in survivors of gynecologic cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Endometrial Cancer Ovarian Cancer Procedure: quality-of-life assessment

Detailed Description:


  • Describe the significant quality of life (QOL) concerns and long term survivorship issues of women diagnosed and treated for early stage ovarian and endometrial cancer five or more years ago.
  • Identify mechanisms which contribute to a gynecologic cancer survivorship model through comparison and prediction of high versus low QOL associated with long term adjustment and survivorship. Examine social support, coping efforts, self-efficacy, meaning associated with survivorship, performance status, and age at diagnosis as potential predictors.
  • Identify and compare factors that predict high versus low QOL for women with early stage endometrial cancer completing participation in GOG-99 clinical trial. Conduct exploratory analysis examining long term QOL concerns of survivors randomized to surgery arm with or without radiotherapy.

OUTLINE: Patients complete one telephone interview with a professional female interviewer. The interview lasts approximately 60 minutes and is audiotaped.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 197 early stage endometrial cancer survivors and 114 early stage ovarian cancer survivors will be accrued for this study within 2 years.

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 311 participants
Official Title: Quality of Life of Gynecologic Cancer Survivors
Study Start Date : April 1999
Primary Completion Date : March 2002

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Histologically confirmed early stage ovarian and endometrial cancer survivors treated and diagnosed five or more years ago
  • Patients completing treatment in GOG-95 or GOG-99 protocols at least 5 years ago with no recurrence of disease
  • Patients with secondary malignancy or under treatment for other medical conditions are eligible



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Performance status:

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Life expectancy:

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  • Must be capable of completing telephone interview in English


Biologic therapy:

  • See Disease Characteristics


  • See Disease Characteristics

Endocrine therapy:

  • See Disease Characteristics


  • See Disease Characteristics


  • See Disease Characteristics

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00003795

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Gynecologic Oncology Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Lari B. Wenzel, PhD Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00003795     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000066938
First Posted: July 18, 2003    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 27, 2013
Last Verified: March 2009

Keywords provided by Gynecologic Oncology Group:
stage I ovarian epithelial cancer
stage II ovarian epithelial cancer
stage I endometrial carcinoma
stage II endometrial carcinoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Endometrial Neoplasms
Uterine Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Uterine Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female