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Quality of Life in Ovarian Germ Cell Cancer Survivors

18 Years
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Ovarian Cancer

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Trial Information

Quality of Life in Ovarian Germ Cell Cancer Survivors

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.

Inclusion Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: History of early or advanced ovarian germ cell tumors
Continuously disease free for at least 2 years prior to study Must have been enrolled on
GOG protocols 45, 78, 90, and 116 or similar protocols of cisplatin-based chemotherapy at
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Not specified Life
expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Not
specified Other: Must be able to complete a written questionnaire and telephone interview
in English

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: See Disease
Characteristics Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy
Surgery: Not specified

Type of Study:


Study Design:


Principal Investigator

Stephen D. Williams, MD

Investigator Role:

Study Chair

Investigator Affiliation:

Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center


United States: Federal Government

Study ID:




Start Date:

April 1999

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Ovarian Cancer
  • stage I ovarian germ cell tumor
  • stage II ovarian germ cell tumor
  • stage III ovarian germ cell tumor
  • stage IV ovarian germ cell tumor
  • recurrent ovarian germ cell tumor
  • Ovarian Neoplasms



University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, Texas  77030-4009
Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Orange, California  92868
Indiana University Cancer Center Indianapolis, Indiana  46202-5265
Evanston Northwestern Health Care Evanston, Illinois  60201