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Non-small Cell Lung Cancer and Quality of Life (SILKE)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Maria Silvoniemi, University of Turku Identifier:
First received: January 5, 2009
Last updated: May 28, 2015
Last verified: May 2015
The principal objective is to study clinical observations, symptoms and quality of life of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients undergoing specific non-operative treatment for cancer, including chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Non Small Cell Lung Cancer

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Treatment of Non-small Cell Lung Cancer -Effects on Quality of Life and Symptom Control

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Further study details as provided by Maria Silvoniemi, University of Turku:

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
whole blood

Enrollment: 130
Study Start Date: August 2008
Study Completion Date: February 2012
Primary Completion Date: February 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Non-small cell lung cancer patients


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
The patients treated in the clinic of respiratory medicine in Turku, Finland

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with verified NSCLC
  • after the NSCLC diagnosis has been confirmed prior to first chemotherapy or radiotherapy
  • Finnish speaking patients
  • aged 18 years or more
  • Written informed consent has to be signed

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients not consenting to participate in the study
  • patients not able to communicate sufficiently
  • cancer type is other than non-small-cell lung cancer
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  More Information

Responsible Party: Maria Silvoniemi, MD, University of Turku Identifier: NCT00818402     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SILKE-ETMK:47/180/2008
Study First Received: January 5, 2009
Last Updated: May 28, 2015

Keywords provided by Maria Silvoniemi, University of Turku:
Quality of life

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms processed this record on August 18, 2017