Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition prostate cancer
Treatments interview, survey instruments using web-based data collection system (wbdc) survey content
Sponsor Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Start date May 2002
End date May 2017
Trial size 1800 participants
Trial identifier NCT00582842, 02-042

Summary

The purpose of this study is to assess quality-of-life of men with prostate cancer. "Quality-of-life" means how you feel about your life as a result of your disease and its treatment. The investigators hope that this questionnaire will help show how prostate cancer treatments affect quality-of-life. It will help doctors and future patients to make better treatment choices. Some men may wish to have a more demanding treatment with a higher risk of harmful effects. Others may prefer a treatment that will have the smallest effect on their quality-of-life.

This questionnaire will help us measure these effects and decide which is the best treatment for a given patient.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model cohort
Time perspective prospective
Arm
Men with prostate cancer
interview
The phone interview will consist of the following items from the follow up questionnaire; 14, 16, 20, 32, 33, 46, 47, 60, and 65. An additional component of this study would be dispensing the HRQOL tool to long-term survivors 10 years or greater after the completion of therapy. The long term QoL study will be a cross-sectional assessment measuring HRQOL in prostate cancer survivors, free of disease at least ten years post-treatment. Patients will complete a questionnaire by selfreport focusing on assessment of HRQOL.
Men with prostate cancer
survey instruments using web-based data collection system (wbdc) survey content
The content of the WBDC questionnaire will be similar to the paper form, no alteration in the wording, the order, or the formate of the items will be done. In addition, at the time of each outpatient clinic visit to MSKCC, these subjects will be able to login to WBDC using a computer located in the patient waiting-area, and enter their responses to the different items of the questionnaire if their clinic visit corresponds to any of the study time points 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24, 36, and 48 following treatment). An additional component of this study would be dispensing the HRQOL tool to long-term survivors 10 years or greater after the completion of therapy. The long term QoL study will be a cross-sectional assessment measuring HRQOL in prostate cancer survivors, free of disease at least ten years post-treatment. Patients will complete a questionnaire by selfreport focusing on assessment of HRQOL.

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Assessment of temporal trends in HRQOL according to intervention group
time frame: study time points 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24, 36, and 48 following treatment)and between 60 and 96 months.

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Assessment of scale score differences between treatment groups
time frame: 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24, 36, 48 months and between 60 and 96 months
Describe the quality of life of long-term survivors
time frame: 10 years post treatment

Eligibility Criteria

Male participants of any age.

Inclusion Criteria: - diagnosis of localized, untreated prostate cancer (clinical stages T1-3, Nx, M0) - ability to read the English language Exclusion criteria: - other cancer diagnosis for the past three years, except for non-melanoma skin cancer - prior chemotherapy within the last three years; radiation therapy to the pelvis or prior pelvic surgery within the past three years - prior neoadjuvant therapy, such as hormones (Bicalutamide use for less than or equal to 1 month would not constitute exclusion from study entry) For the cross-sectional component of the study, all patients identified to be free of disease at least ten years post -treatment will be considered eligible. Patients must have no clinical evidence of local, regional or distant recurrences. Patients must have the ability to read and understand English. Patients who received hormonal therapy will be eligible for the cross-sectional component of the study, but the duration of the hormonal therapy must be six months or less. the investigators have identified a cohort of patients who fit these criteria from our databases.

Additional Information

Official title Longitudinal Assessment of Health-Related Quality of Life in Men With Localized Prostate Cancer
Principal investigator Peter Scardino, M.D.
Description The intent of the protocol is to assess health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) in men treated for localized prostate cancer with 1 of 6 established management alternatives: external (XRT)or interstitial radiotherapy (IRT), open radical prostatectomy (RP), laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP), combined radiotherapy and brachytherapy (Combined RT) or watchful waiting (WW). HRQOL is an important aspect of any treatment for prostate cancer due to the beliefs by many that cancer control rates are similar across common modalities and HRQOL reduction from treatment is substantial (1-5). Therefore, HRQOL appears to occupy a central role in the decision making process related to treatment selection.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in August 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.