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Quality of Life in Ovarian Germ Cell Cancer Survivors (NCT00003794)

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
RATIONALE: Quality-of-life assessment of patients undergoing cancer treatment may help determine the intermediate- and long-term effects of treatment in patients with cancer. PURPOSE: This clinical trial studies the quality of life in patients with previously treated ovarian cancer.
  • Procedure: psychosocial assessment and care
    • Procedure: quality-of-life assessment
      Ages eligible for Study
      18 Years and older
      Genders eligible for Study
      Accepts Healthy Volunteers
      OBJECTIVES: I. Compare quality of life in terms of health status, sexual functioning, psychological/emotional well being, and social functioning in ovarian germ cell cancer survivors vs a matched healthy control group. II. Predict quality of life in these patients through the additive effects of cancer diagnosis and treatment, sociodemographic characteristics, other stressors, and social network variables.

      OUTLINE: Patients identify up to 3 healthy acquaintance controls within 3 years of the same age. Patients and controls complete a written questionnaire, which takes about 30 minutes, and a telephone interview, which takes about 1 hour, to assess quality of life.

      PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 190 patients and 190 healthy controls will be accrued for this study within 2 years.

      4 locations

      United States (4)
      • Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
        Not specified
        Orange, California, United States, 92868
      • Evanston Northwestern Health Care
        Not specified
        Evanston, Illinois, United States, 60201
      • Indiana University Cancer Center
        Not specified
        Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202-5289
      • University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center
        Not specified
        Houston, Texas, United States, 77030-4009
      31 March, 1999
      06 June, 2013
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