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Health Behaviors in Adolescent Survivors of Cancer or Similar Illnesses

14 Years
19 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Adolescent Cancer Survivors, Pediatric Cancer Survivors

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Trial Information

Health Behaviors in Adolescent Survivors of Cancer or Similar Illnesses

This study proposes to explore cancer-risk behaviors and future behavioral intentions among
adolescent cancer survivors (i.e., 14-19 years old) and compare them to their "healthy"
peers using population-based normative data. Additionally, it seeks to determine the
significant theory-driven covariates related to adolescent survivors' health behaviors,
which will aid in the design of future behavioral interventions.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Current age at enrollment between 14 and 19;

- A diagnosis of cancer between the ages of 8 and 14;

- At least 12 months post-treatment and no evidence of disease (NED) at the time of

- Can be reached by mail or telephone;

- Fluent in English;

- Parent or legal guardian able to provide informed consent;

- Able to provide informed assent.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Major psychopathology or cognitive impairment likely in the judgment of the
investigator to interfere with participation and compliance with the protocol.

- Currently receiving therapy for cancer treatment

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional

Outcome Measure:

To describe the patterns of cancer-risk behaviors for adolescent cancer survivors as compared to population-based normative data of "healthy" adolescents, and to describe relevant theory-driven covariates for adolescent cancer survivors.

Outcome Time Frame:

conclusion of study

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Jennifer Ford, PhD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

June 2004

Completion Date:

June 2013

Related Keywords:

  • Adolescent Cancer Survivors
  • Pediatric Cancer Survivors
  • survivors
  • adolescent
  • pediatric



Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York, New York  10021