This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions colon cancer, rectal cancer
Treatment questionnaire
Sponsor Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Collaborator Queens Cancer Center of Queens Hospital
Start date October 2009
End date October 2014
Trial size 177 participants
Trial identifier NCT01003600, 09-133


We are doing this study to learn more about colon and rectal cancer survivors. We want to know if survivors want more information about life after cancer. Do cancer survivors want to know more about their own cancer? Do cancer survivors want to know about their treatment? Do cancer survivors want to know what health care they should get in the future? We want to know what information to give to cancer survivors when they finish treatment.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model cohort
Time perspective prospective
This study is a cross-sectional survey study to be administered to adults who completed treatment for nonmetastatic colorectal cancer at MSKCC or at Queens Cancer Center (QCC) at Queens Hospital between 6 months and 2 years ago and have no evidence of disease at the time of study enrollment.
questionnaire The questionnaire will be administered using a Computer Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI)
The questionnaire will be administered by telephone and will take approximately 20-30 minutes. The questionnaire will elicit survivor responses along five domains: knowledge about diagnosis and treatment, knowledge about ongoing risks and recommended testing, history of health care utilization since the end of treatment, preferences for relevant information about these topics, and employment after the end of cancer treatment.

Primary Outcomes

Assess colorectal cancer survivors' basic knowledge of their own cancer history, including date of diagnosis, stage, and treatments received.
time frame: 6 months to 2 years after completion of treatment

Secondary Outcomes

Assess survivors' knowledge of medical issues relevant to colorectal cancer survivors.
time frame: 6 months to 2 years after completion of treatment
Describe the types of health care providers that survivors have visited since completing treatment for colorectal cancer.
time frame: 6 months to 2 years after completion of treatment
Assess survivors' preferences for the content, format, and delivery of survivorship care plans.
time frame: 6 months to 2 years after completion of treatment
Assess whether survivors who had concerns about working after cancer treatment spoke with health care professionals about their concerns.
time frame: 6 months to 2 years after completion of treatment

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - 18 years of age or older at diagnosis - Diagnosed with first primary colorectal cancer (stage I-III) - Completed last treatment for colorectal cancer (surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation) at least 6 months and no more than 2 years before the date of study enrollment - Able to speak English, because questionnaire is only available in English - Able to provide informed consent - Received all treatment for colorectal cancer at MSKCC or QCC or, surgical treatment at an outside facility, and all other treatment (chemotherapy or radiation) at MSKCC or QCC Exclusion Criteria: - Undergoing active treatment for colorectal cancer - Diagnosed with metastatic colorectal cancer - Prior history of colorectal or any other cancer (except non-melanoma skin cancer) - Diagnosed with new or recurrent colorectal or other cancer after the primary colorectal cancer diagnosis - Received a survivorship care plan from the treating institution

Additional Information

Official title Colorectal Cancer Survivors' Needs and Preferences for Survivorship Information
Principal investigator Talya Salz, PhD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in February 2014.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.