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Cardiac Function and Cardiovascular Risk Profile in Testicular Cancer Patients

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00705094
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 25, 2008
Last Update Posted : October 1, 2014
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
For many years, researchers and doctors have studied different kinds of treatments to improve the survival of men with testicular cancer. However, recent research has shown that many years later, men who had testicular cancer appear to be at higher risk for developing heart disease (heart attack or heart failure), especially if they received chemotherapy. Since these studies were done many years after men received treatment, there was no way to know if other factors contributed to the health problems they experienced. This study is being done because it would be helpful to study heart function and cardiovascular disease risk factors of men who have been diagnosed with testicular cancer, before and after they receive chemotherapy treatment compared to men who receive treatment with surgery alone.

Condition or disease
Testicular Cancer Seminoma Non-seminomatous

Detailed Description:
The aim of this pilot study is to examine global and regional LV systolic and diastolic function, cardiac output, cardiac reserve, VO2peak and CVD risk profile in males recently diagnosed with testicular cancer treated with surgery alone or surgery and chemotherapy.

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Cardiac Function and Cardiovascular Risk Profile in Testicular Cancer Patients
Study Start Date : September 2008
Primary Completion Date : May 2011
Study Completion Date : July 2012

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Groups and Cohorts

Testicular cancer patients who have received surgery and are scheduled for surveillance
Testicular cancer patients who have received surgery and are scheduled for chemotherapy

Outcome Measures

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
testicular cancer patients who have recieved surgery and are scheduled for either chemotherapy or surveillance

Inclusion Criteria:

  • surgery and surveillance
  • surgery and multi-cycle chemotherapy
  • both good and intermediate prognosis seminoma and non-seminomatous germ cell testicular tumors
  • Karnofsky performance index > 70%
  • no contraindications to cardiopulmonary testing

Exclusion Criteria:

  • documented cardiovascular disease or evidence of myocardial ischemia on the incremental exercise (VO2peak) test.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00705094

Canada, Alberta
Cross Cancer Institute
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 1Z2
Sponsors and Collaborators
AHS Cancer Control Alberta
Principal Investigator: Mark Haykowsky, PhD University of Alberta
More Information

Responsible Party: AHS Cancer Control Alberta
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00705094     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GU-24167
First Posted: June 25, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 1, 2014
Last Verified: September 2014

Keywords provided by AHS Cancer Control Alberta:
cardiovascular risk factors
cardiac function

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Testicular Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Genital Diseases, Male
Endocrine System Diseases
Testicular Diseases
Gonadal Disorders